First Offense Reckless Driving
A person is guilty of Reckless Driving if they drive a vehicle “in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property.”
Reckless Driving is a class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by the following maximum penalties:
- 4 months in jail
- $750 in fines (plus an 83% surcharge)
- 2 years of probation
- 90 day license suspension
Reckless Driving translates into 8 motor vehicle points, which will result in an order to attend Traffic Survival School. If you already have five or more points on your record or if you have attended Traffic Survival School within the past twelve months, you will not be eligible for Traffic Survival School but will instead incur a 90 day point suspension.
Second Offense Reckless Driving
If convicted Reckless Driving within 24 months of being convicted of (1) Reckless Driving, (2) DUI, (3) Negligent Homicide, or (4) Manslaughter, Reckless Driving is heightened to a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by the following maximum penalties:
- 6 months in jail
- $2,500 in fines (plus an 83% surcharge)
- 3 years of probation
- 1 year license revocation
There is a mandatory minimum of 20 days in jail.
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