Chicago Reckless Driving Attorney
Reckless Driving Lawyer Serving Cook and DuPage County
Reckless driving is not considered a small offense in Illinois. You can be arrested, sent to jail, and be faced with a misdemeanor or felony charge. What you may see as a good time can have life-changing effects.
Mr. Moretti is an experienced Cook and DuPage County reckless driving lawyer with 18 years of experience. He will review all aspects of the case and prepare a personalized, strategic defense plan to get you the most favorable outcome possible. He has worked with, and earned the respect of, the court personnel, which can work in your favor.
Reckless Driving in Chicago, IL
If you are pulled over and a police officer charges you with reckless driving, they do not have to just give you a ticket and allow you to go on your way. They can arrest you and formally charge you. This will put an arrest on your record, incur court and vehicle storage fines, and you will have to post bond, or possibly serve jail time.
It also means you may face having a Class A misdemeanor or felony charge on your record. Reckless driving, as outlined in the Illinois Complied Statutes, states that reckless driving is when a person drives any vehicle willfully disregarding the safety of other people or property or knowingly drives a vehicle and uses an incline to make the car become airborne. This is an especially dangerous driving habit to get into, especially if reckless driving is paired with a charge of passing a stopped school bus, driving through shopping centers, or driving recklessly in neighborhoods. Also, the charge of passing a school bus in and of itself is a serious charge. Court supervision is not allowed, and a conviction for that offense, will lead to the suspension of your driving privileges.
Most cases of reckless driving are classified as a Class A misdemeanor. This will carry a sentence of up to 12 months in jail and up to a $2,500 fine. It will also be placed on your record that you have been convicted of a misdemeanor.
In cases that involve the death or serious bodily injury to someone else, reckless driving is increased to aggravated reckless driving and classified as a Class 4 felony. You may have to serve up to three years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines. As with the misdemeanor, this conviction would be placed on your record.
Contact a Chicago Reckless Driving Attorney
In some cases, reckless driving charges may be reduced down to probation or dismissed charges. The burden of proof is on the police officer and prosecutor to prove you were driving recklessly. Mr. Moretti will help you be heard in the courtroom. You need a lawyer with the knowledge and experience of the court system and procedures to defend your rights. He has served the Chicago area for over 18 years, defending clients who have been charged with reckless driving and received verdicts of dismissed charges, plea bargain with no jail time, and more.
If you have been charged with reckless driving in Illinois, contact the office of Moretti Law, P.C. today at 312-861-1084 for a complimentary consultation. Moretti Law, P.C. has three offices conveniently located in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Oak Brook. You deserve an experienced lawyer on your side in the courtroom.