Denver Reckless Driving Attorney
In Colorado, a reckless driving conviction can have terrible consequences in addition to any criminal penalty. As an 8 point DMV offense, see DMV Point Penalties page, reckless driving can cause your insurance rates to skyrocket and, in some cases, lead to a suspension of your driving privileges. Additionally, reckless driving is one of the qualifying offenses that can lead to a person being deemed a Habitual Traffic Offender. More serious than careless driving, a reckless driving conviction could jeopardize job opportunities or even current employment, especially if driving is an essential element to your job.
What is Reckless Driving in Colorado?
C.R.S. 42-4-1401 – Reckless Driving – is defined as:
“A person who drives a motor vehicle, bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or low-power scooter in such a manner as to indicate either a wanton or a willful disregard for the safety of person or property is guilty of reckless driving. “
Any person found guilty of reckless driving commits a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense which can carry a jail sentence of 10 to 90 days and a fine of $150 up to $300. Additionally, 8 points will be assessed against your Department of Motor Vehicles driver’s license. Upon a second or subsequent conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of $50-$1,000, or 10 days to 6 months in jail, or by both fine and imprisonment.
Denver Reckless Driving Lawyer
The Law Office of Andres R. Guevara understands that each case is unique and our knowledgeable attorneys are dedicated to providing you the best possible criminal defense. After years of experience defending clients throughout the Front Range we know how to effectively advocate on your behalf to give you the best possible outcome. If you’ve been contacted by the police for reckless driving contact the experienced Colorado lawyers at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara to set up a free consultation.