Reckless Driving

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

If you have been charged with driving recklessly in the state of Washington, you could be facing serious penalties that could have lasting, lifelong consequences. It is important that you are able to fully understand the charges against you and that you know what options you have available to you. At Greene & Lloyd, PLLC, we work hard to give you sound legal advice and support you throughout every stage of the case. We will counsel you and provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions regarding your case, so you may safeguard your future and protect your rights.

Penalties For Reckless Driving

Under Washington law, you are considered to be driving recklessly if you operate a motor vehicle with willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. It is charged as a gross misdemeanor, and penalties for reckless driving can include:

  • Up to 365 days in jail 
  • Up to a $5,000 fine
  • Victim restitution
  • Revocation of driver’s license
  • Permanent criminal record
  • Loss of insurance
  • Increased insurance premiums

The punishments for reckless driving are severe, and you require the experience and knowledge of a seasoned criminal defense attorney to help you fight these charges. At Greene & Lloyd, PLLC, we have the resources you need to construct a solid defense that will stand up against the tactics of the prosecution.

We are committed to protecting your future and minimizing the impact that reckless driving charges will have on your life. Call Greene & Lloyd, PLLC today. We are available now to assist you with your case.


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