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What Can You Do If You Get a Speeding Ticket

Reckless driving as defined under Illinois vehicle code at section 625 ILCS 5/11-503 says that "it is against the law to drive with a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of people or property." Reckless driving is categorized as a Class A misdemeanor. 

A person found guilty for a first offense of reckless driving in Illinois can face fines of several thousand dollars, a jail sentence of up to 90 days, their car impounded for up to 30 days, and have their license suspended for a month.

Our skilled and experienced traffic ticket attorneys may be able to get your reckless

driving ticket dismissed or significantly reduced. Call us for a

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We Fight For Your Driving Privileges

A conviction for reckless driving can result in a jail sentence for up 90 days being imposed and a fine up to $2,500. If someone was injured while you were behind the wheel, then the penalties might be more severe. A conviction for reckless driving can have a negative impact on your life and future; it can result in you losing your job or driver's license. Hiring an experienced reckless driving attorney is the smartest way to fight for your driving privileges. Our knowledgeable attorneys have a thorough understanding of the law and connections in the courtroom. 

We Create an Aggressive Defense

Every reckless driving circumstance is different. A motorist may be intoxicated or simply irresponsible and not paying attention to the road. A reckless driving ticket lawyer can formulate an aggressive defense around the facts of your case. He or she might gather police testimonies and video footage in order to represent you in a favorable light in front of a judge. In good circumstances, the reckless driving ticket will be reduced to a ticket penalty. Consulting with a traffic attorney for free is the first step in protecting your future. 

Reckless Driving Defense Lawyers

Even the safest and most mindful motorists can receive a reckless driving ticket in Illinois. You may face a careless driving ticket in Illinois for driving too fast or dangerously changing lanes on a highway. You may have just been trying to avoid an accident or get to work faster, but now you’re dealing with a ticket. If you’re in this situation, you can always rely on the Odeh Ticket and Speeding Law Group to be your trusted reckless driving and accident ticket defender

Penalties for Reckless Driving?

What are the possible penalties for reckless? In the state of Illinois, reckless driving is considered a misdemeanor, however, if a person is killed or injured, the penalties will be far more severe. Reckless driving tickets will most likely result in one or more of the following consequences:​​ 

  • License suspension

  • points on a driving record

  • thousands of dollars in fines

  • jail time

  • vehicle impoundment 

The consequences you face will depend on the violation you were issued a ticket for. No matter what type of violation you are ticketed for, it is best to hire an attorney to defend you.

Reckless driving is a class A misdemeanor, which could result in a jail sentence of up to 1 year and $2,500 in fines. 

What Are Some Examples of Reckless Driving?

No two reckless driving situations are identical, this is because there are a wide range of violations covered by the term “reckless driving.” Despite the previously mentioned fact, the following violations are often associated with reckless driving:

  • Excessive speeding 

  • Driving while intoxicated

  • Not watching the road

  • Changing lanes dangerously

  • Running a red light

Even if you are a safe driver, you can find yourself charged with reckless driving. For example, if a person quickly changes lanes to avoid a traffic accident, they could potentially be cited for reckless driving. Our traffic attorneys will help the court better understand the circumstances surrounding each case. If we are successful, it may be possible to get a reckless driving citation reduced to a simple ticket. 

Keep Your License and Criminal Record Clean

If you are worried and frustrated about facing a reckless driving charge, which may result in you having a permanent criminal record. Thankfully, you can defend your case with the help of professional traffic attorneys at the Ticket Clinic.  Our attorneys understand that you don't want a criminal record or to lose your license. If you are facing reckless driving charges, we can help you prove your innocence. We defend clients like you using the following methods:

  • Representation in court

  • Discovery sanctions

  • Negotiating with prosecutors

  • Plea bargaining

  • Witness investigations

If we can prove your driving behavior wasn’t dangerous enough to be reckless, there’s not enough evidence to prove you were operating the vehicle, or you were avoiding harm or an accident, your charges may get reduced or thrown out.

Get Help from a Reckless Driving Attorney in California

If you are are wondering how to beat a DUI in Illinois or need help with any traffic violation, you will receive help from our knowledgeable attorneys. Don't hesitate to reach out to us online or by phone at 773-609-4108 for a free traffic ticket consultation. 

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