Utah Reckless Driving Attorney
Facing Reckless Driving charges in Utah? Time is NOT on your side.
If you are under investigation, if law enforcement wants to speak with you, or if you have been charged with a criminal offense, a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your charges. Call Weber Law to discuss your circumstances.
Having guidance through and an understanding of the criminal process will alleviate stress and allow you to focus your attention on improving your life.
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Reckless Driving Crimes Defense
In Utah, if you were cited for reckless driving, you could be facing a variety of penalties including a permanent record, a suspension of your Utah driver’s license, and hefty fines. Let Weber Law help you keep your record clean and keep your driver’s license.
What is the Statute?
Under Utah Code §41-6a-528, a person is guilty of reckless driving who operates a vehicle:
- In willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property; or
- While committing three or more moving traffic violations, in a series of acts occurring within a single continuous period of driving covering three miles or less in total distance.
What are moving traffic violations and reckless driving?
Moving traffic violations and reckless driving could include but are not limited to the following offenses:
- Failure to give right of way to pedestrians;
- Failure to use a turning signal;
- Swerving through traffic;
- Suddenly slamming on the breaks;
- Honking your horn for no apparent reason;
- Participating in a race;
- Swerving over into a lane already occupied by a vehicle; or
- Failure to stop at a stop sign.
What is the Punishment?
Reckless driving is a class B misdemeanor. A class B misdemeanor in the state of Utah is penalized by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00.
Another important thing to note is that a reckless driving citation carries points and can affect your ability to keep your license. A reckless driving citation in the state of Utah carries 80 points on your license. Additionally, you can be charged with other citations along with your reckless driving citation. This can make points accumulate extremely quickly.
Unless you have a special license, such as a commercial motor vehicle license, and you get three hundred points or more on your Utah driver license, your license could be suspended. Losing your ability to drive can create a big problem when you rely on driving to get to work, get essential things like groceries, or even if you need to transport your children.
How Can You Fight It?
If you are being prosecuted for reckless driving in Utah, there are a few ways Weber Law can fight for you. Working to lower the charge to a lesser crime, lowering your fine amount, getting points taken off of your license or representing you at trial, are just a few ways Weber Law will work for you. By looking at potential evidence such as video surveillance, your driving record, potential eye witness testimony, the ticketing officer’s report, Weber Law will make sure to look at all the details of your case. At Weber Law we are experienced in defending these charges, winning these cases, and creating an outcome you can be happy with. The court room can be a very intimidating place and you need an experienced lawyer to help you navigate the system. Do not risk losing your license by not having appropriate representation for your citation. Weber Law wants to get you back out on the road. If you or anyone you know are being prosecuted for reckless driving in the state of Utah, call Weber Law today for a consultation.
- Utah Code § 41-6a-528, Reckless driving – penalty
- Utah Title R708-3- Driver License Point System Administration
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a reckless driving charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation. Serving Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas.
Our Reckless Driving Defense Lawyers Are Here to Help
If you have been charged with a crime, do not hesitate to ask for legal help. At Weber Law Firm, we understand you’re scared and nervous about what is coming next. You may even be angry that you have been falsely accused of a crime you didn’t commit. We are here to fight for an acquittal.
A Salt Lake City, Utah Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You
Weber Law will aggressively fight for your rights. Contact us today!
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