What are the penalties and points for reckless driving?

Reckless driving points are one of the punishments you will receive from the Department of Motor Vehicles if you are found guilty of driving like this. In addition to this, a court of law may also require you to have additional penalties, including fines and possible jail time. Some people may lose their driving privileges and some will need to pay restitution to those they have injured in the process.

Potential Penalties and Points

It is difficult to determine what the actual penalties and points will be since each state has different laws and each case is handled individually. Here are some of the consequences of reckless driving.

  • Points may be added to your license, from two or more, depending on the consequences of your license.
  • You may lose your license outright.
  • You may face financial penalties such as having to pay for damage, pain and suffering.
  • You may have to pay the court a fee.
  • Some people will face minimum jail time in simple cases or significant jail time if someone is hurt.

Each case is considered on its own merit. Those that do damage to a person or personal property are more likely to face harsher penalties. In addition to this, your past driving record is taking into consideration.

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If you are concerned about reckless driving points and penalties, hire an attorney to fight these charges. The attorney may be able to help get those charges reduced or dropped altogether. 

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