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Conroe Reckless Driving Lawyer

Reckless Driving Cases

Reckless driving is a criminal offense involving the driving of a vehicle in "willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property." It is considered a very serious moving violation, especially if the vehicle operator was driving at in excess of 90 mph and/or caused an accident. If you have been cited for reckless driving, contact a Conroe criminal defense lawyer at once for legal advice. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor that is often charged due to speeding or causing an accident. A skilled lawyer can provide competent legal counsel when defending reckless driving charges and help protect your driving record.

Attorney Doug Atkinson is a qualified criminal defense attorney that has successfully helped many clients cited for reckless driving. He is well-versed in traffic laws and will fight for a reduction in charges or case dismissal whenever possible. Attorney Atkinson will also represent out of state clients in court to minimize their need to attend legal proceedings.

Reckless Driving Attorney in Walker & Montgomery County

Reckless driving charges can affect your driving record, insurance rates, and driving privileges. If you are an immigrant that has been charged with reckless driving, you could be deported. The penalties for a conviction in a reckless driving case include:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • Fines of up to $2,500
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Increased insurance rates

If you are found guilty of reckless driving, your license will automatically be suspended for 30 days. Once your license is suspended, you will need to purchase SR-22 insurance for approximately 3 years. SR-22 insurance requires that your insurance carrier notify the Texas Department of Public Safety any time your policy is terminated, cancelled or lapses.

Contact a Conroe criminal lawyer at his firm if you have been cited for reckless driving to discuss your case and defense alternatives.