Reckless Driving is a crime. It is a class 2 misdemeanor.
The possible criminal penalties for reckless driving include jail time, probation and fines. Additionally, the Arizona Department of Transportation will assess 8 points against your driving record and require you to attend Traffic Survival School (TSS). If you do not attend TSS, your driving privilege may be suspended up to 12 months. Being found responsible for a moving violation within one year of being convicted for Reckless Driving, could result in your driving privilege being suspended. If that is not enough, a conviction for Reckless Driving will most likely cause an increase in your insurance premiums.
If a person who is convicted of Reckless driving has been previously convicted of reckless driving, a homicide while driving a vehicle, racing or a DUI within a period of twenty-four months, the person faces a mandatory 20-day jail sentence and a license revocation.
Because Reckless Driving is considered a serious crime, it is specifically included along with most of Arizona’s major felonies on a list of charges that you can petition the court to have the conviction set aside.
Arizona Reckless Driving Defense Attorney
Your driving privileges are important. Make sure you hire an attorney who has experience handling Reckless Driving charges and knows about all of the potential consequences.