Conroe Reckless Driving Lawyer
What is Considered Reckless Driving in Texas?
In Texas, reckless driving is a criminal offense involving driving a vehicle in "willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property." It is a serious moving violation, especially if caught driving faster than 90 mph and/or an accident was caused.
If you have been cited for reckless driving in Texas, contact a Conroe criminal defense lawyer at once for legal advice.
Reckless driving is a misdemeanor that is often charged due to speeding or causing an accident. A skilled lawyer can provide competent legal counsel when defending reckless driving charges and help protect your driving record.
Attorney Doug Atkinson is a qualified criminal defense attorney that has successfully helped many clients cited for reckless driving. He is well-versed in traffic laws and will fight for a reduction in charges or case dismissal whenever possible. Attorney Atkinson will also represent out of state clients in court to minimize their need to attend legal proceedings.
What are the Penalties for Reckless Driving in Texas?”
Reckless driving charges can affect your driving record, insurance rates, and driving privileges. If you are an immigrant that has been charged with reckless driving in Texas, you could be deported. The penalties for a conviction in a reckless driving case include:
- Up to one year in jail
- Fines of up to $2,500
- Loss of driving privileges
- Increased insurance rates
If you are found guilty of reckless driving in Texas, your license will automatically be suspended for 30 days. Once your license is suspended, you will need to purchase SR-22 insurance for approximately 3 years. SR-22 insurance requires that your insurance carrier notify the Texas Department of Public Safety any time your policy is terminated, cancelled or lapses.
Contact a Conroe reckless driving lawyer at our firm if you have been cited for reckless driving to discuss your case and defense alternatives.