Defense Against Reckless Driving Charges

One reckless driving charge is six points against your driver's license. A total of 12 points will cause your license to be automatically suspended.

Penalties for Reckless Driving Conviction

One reckless driving charge will cause a commercial driver's license (CDL) to be suspended, and a second offense will cause a regular license to be suspended. Additionally, you will face up to 30 days in jail on any reckless driving charge.

However, the charges against you can be reduced or the case could be dismissed entirely without sufficient evidence to show that you were driving with "willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property," according to the state statute.

At Drennan Law Firm, we regularly defend people who have been charged with reckless driving in the Charleston area and successfully minimize the consequences of charges. You should never plead guilty before speaking with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Reckless Homicide Conviction

Causing the death of another person in a motor vehicle accident is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. However, the prosecuting attorney must prove that you were operating your vehicle with "willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property."

Without a police officer present to witness how the accident occurred and who was at fault, a conviction on reckless homicide should be difficult for the prosecution to achieve.

Get the committed defense of a dependable attorney before you make any other decision. You won't regret securing the powerful protections that our firm can provide in a potentially life-altering situation.

Speak With An Attorney Now — Free Initial Consultation

We handle cases throughout South Carolina, and we can get to work on your case today. Please call us at 843-352-4149, or email us to schedule a free initial meeting. We will independently investigate your case, protect your rights and driving privileges, and vigorously pursue your best possible outcome.