Drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles in a manner that is both safe and courteous to those who they share the road with. Driving in such a way that shows blatant and total disregard for this duty, and thus the safety of other motorists or pedestrians, could be charged with the traffic offense of “reckless driving.” Unlike other traffic offenses, reckless driving could be up to the opinion of an officer, and likewise is one of just a few traffic offenses that could end up on your criminal history and even carry a jail sentence.
If you’ve been accused of reckless driving, it’s understandable to become stressed and confused about your situation. How serious are your charges? Could you face life-long consequences? It’s highly-encouraged that you retain a qualified Hidalgo County criminal defense lawyer for your case in order to obtain quality, compassionate counsel and fearless representation. Attorney Rene A. Flores prides himself on providing this type of counsel, and uses his years of experience in criminal defense law to fight for the rights of his clients. Put a legal advocate on your side who has experience on all sides of the courtroom, including serving as a Municipal Judge in Palmview.
Call the Law Office of Rene A. Flores, PLLC today at (956) 606-3606 and request a free phone consultation to discuss your charges further!
In the state of Texas, laws regarding reckless driving are actually more lenient than other states. That being said, this is not an excuse to simply forego safe driving practices and start driving dangerously: not only could you cause an accident, but you may find yourself charged with this crime.
According to Texas Transportation Code Ann. § 545.401(b) (2016), reckless driving is considered a misdemeanor, and could carry a maximum fine of $200 and up to 30 days in jail for a first conviction. However, you could face additional penalties beyond that, especially when your car insurance company finds out you’ve been convicted. Start fighting back with an attorney today!
Contact the Law Office of Rene A. Flores, PLLC online now and get the representation help you need after you’ve been charged with reckless driving!