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Reckless Driving Law

Reckless driving is considered a serious traffic violation in the United States. It could lead to heavy fines, imprisonment and even suspension of an individual’s driver’s license. All the more reason why it is important for people to know what constitutes reckless driving in their respective states and what the consequences of reckless driving are. Given below are important questions about reckless driving answered by the Experts.

Would a reckless driving ticket received in Nevada affect an individual’s license in Pennsylvania?

A reckless driving ticket received in Nevada can affect an individual’s license in Pennsylvania. Both Nevada and Pennsylvania are members of the Interstate Driver’s License Compact and Non Resident Violator Compact. As a result, Pennsylvania may receive a report from the authorities of Nevada about the individual’s reckless driving ticket leading to the possibility of the individual’s license getting suspended for six months.

What is the punishment for reckless driving in South Carolina?

The reckless driving penalty may differ in different parts of the United States. In South Carolina, an individual may be fined between $25 and $200 and given a jail sentence of not more than 30 days. In some situations, if the individual has not got any driving tickets in the past, they may not be asked to serve jail time.

Does an individual need to pay another fine in the state from which they got their license if they have already paid a reckless driving ticket in a different state?

If an individual pays the fine for a reckless driving ticket in the state where they received the ticket, they may not have to pay for it again in the state in which they originally got their license.. However, points may get added to their license even though the ticket was given in a different state.

Can an individual request for a reckless driving charge to be amended to a lesser, non-criminal charge?

An individual may be able to request for an amendment of a reckless driving ticket to a lesser, non-criminal charge such as careless driving if there aren’t enough facts to prove the charge. The individual may also request for a plea deal to amend the ticket if they have no prior history of any kind of traffic violation.

How serious would a reckless driving charge be in Virginia?

In Virginia, a reckless driving charge is considered a class 1 misdemeanor with a penalty of up to 1 year in jail, a fine of up to $2500 and the suspension of the driver’s license for up to six months.

Can a reckless driving charge be expunged?

In most situations, a reckless driving charge may be expunged only if the individual who was charged was found not guilty of the charge or the case against the individual was dismissed. If the individual was found guilty and punished for reckless driving, they may not be able to expunge the charges.

Reckless driving laws may differ in different parts of the United States. That’s why it is important for you to know what the rules and laws for reckless driving are in your state. However, it can be difficult for you to do all the research about reckless driving and its penalties on your own. At times like this, you can direct your questions to Experts for professional insights and information that can help you with your reckless driving case.
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    My 27 yr. old son has a case against him on 2 counts; 1)resisting arrest and 2)reckless driving.
    The case occurred in Colorado and has the following basic facts:
    1. An off-duty police officer (on his way to work) witnessed a vehicle that matched my son's vehicle description driving recklessly on the freeway.
    2. This officer stated he was able to obtain the license plate number.
    3. This officer further states that he lost the vehicle within 1 mile.
    4. 7 hours later, around midnight, this officer shows up at my son's place of residence and begins asking questions about the vehicle.
    5. When my son asks the reason the cop was there, he was told this officer witnessed a vehicle matching my sons and this license plate driving recklessly.
    6. At that point my son refused to answer any more questions and asked for a warrant and any proof...neither were provided.
    7. The officer then ordered to see his driver's license - which my son refused and stated he had to get ready for work.
    8. The officer states my son was attempting to close the door so the officer reach in the doorway to grab my son.
    9. My son pulled his arm back and ran upstairs. The officer pursued and called for back up.
    10. 5 police cars appeared within a few seconds (suspicious on its own) and pursued arresting my son.
    11. He is charged with resisting arrest and reckless driving.

    Questions:
    1. The reckless driving charge is a misdemeanor and there was no warrant issued for my son's arrest, does the officer have the right to order my son go back to his room and get his license?
    2. Does the officer have the right to reach in and attempt to grab my son's arm without stating that he was placing him under arrest? or, further explaining his justification in asking for a license to begin with?
    3. The severity of the reckless driving does not appear to warrant this intrusion and arrest, but, if the severity was deemed, wouldn't it be protocol to make an attempt to call an on-duty officer to pursue the vehicle at the time of the reckless driving?
    4. Wouldn't it be standard protocol to ask to see ID at the door before asking questions?

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