Reckless Driving Attorney
A Utah reckless driving charge is a Utah traffic crime as serious in criminal classification as a first offense DUI or a first offense marijuana possession charge. You are facing months in jail and hundreds of dollars in court fines. You could also be facing court probation and the suspension, revocation, or denial of your Utah driver’s license. It is no laughing matter. The government will vigorously prosecute a reckless driving charge as seriously as though it were an alcohol related DUI or a DUI metabolite.
What Constitutes Reckless Driving in Utah?
There are a couple of different ways you can commit reckless driving in Utah both of which can result in misdemeanor charges being brought against you. First you can simply drive crazy and put others at risk, what the law calls willful or wanton disregard of the safety of others. This is a subjective standard and one which a judge or jury would ultimately make the decision on, but it doesn’t take much to find that you are drivingin willful or wanton disregard of others’ safety. This could include something as simple as not stopping at a crosswalk when there are pedestrians waiting.
The second way you can commit reckless driving is if you commit three traffic offenses within a three mile range of continuous driving. So, if you run a red light, then a stop sign, and then speed 20 miles an hour over the posted speed limit you can be charged with reckless driving.
Protect Yourself Against Reckless Driving Charges with Utah Defenders
We are Utah Defenders, Utah’s Criminal Defense Law Firm, and our Salt Lake City attorneys are experienced criminal defense attorneys who will protect you against reckless driving charges. One call to our defense lawyers will be all you need to know that you are in good hands and your rights will be protected. Call us to find out how. Local – 801.618.1334. Or email us and we will get back to you in a short amount of time.