Reckless driving is a serious traffic offense that generally alleges that a motorist has intentionally and deliberately operated a vehicle in a manner that disregards the safety and/or property of others.
Although reckless driving charges are usually filed against people who have operated passenger and commercial vehicles, motorists can also get these charges for allegedly operating bicycles or even scooters in dangerous manners.
Regardless of how reckless driving charges were incurred, those who face these charges — even for the first time — could be confronting the possibility of jail time and the loss of their driving privileges. That is why it is crucial to have an experienced defense lawyer — like Denver traffic lawyer James L. Finegan — on your side if you have been accused of reckless driving.
Attorney James L. Finegan is skilled at defending people against reckless driving charges, and he will work diligently to protect the freedom and driving privileges of the accused.
As a more serious offense than careless driving, reckless driving in Colorado is an eight-point traffic offense that will also result in drivers receiving a “habitual offender” strike on their records.
It should be noted that accumulating 12 points within 12 months or 18 points within two years will result in a driver’s license suspension. In the event a driver accumulates three major traffic offenses like reckless driving within a seven-year span, that individual could lose his license for five years.
According to Colorado law (Section 42-4-1401, C.R.S.):
Should reckless driving result in an accident and serious bodily injury to someone, these charges can be filed as a class 5 felony and can be punishable by up to three years in prison, as well as hefty fines and other penalties.
If you have been charged with reckless driving or any traffic offense,Denver traffic and criminal defense lawyer James L. Finegan is here for you, ready to craft you the strongest possible defense. Known for fighting for his clients’ rights and interests in any legal setting, Mr. Finegan is dedicated to providing each of his clients with the highest quality defense representation so they can obtain the best possible outcomes to their cases.
To learn more about your defense options and how attorney James L. Finegan can help you, attend a free, no-obligation case evaluation with him. Schedule this meeting now by calling (303) 980-5511. You can also send an email via the contact form on this page.