Rhode Island Reckless Driving Lawyer
Rhode Island Reckless Driving Offenses
Reckless driving is a very serious criminal offense. It is major moving traffic violation and often carries heavier penalties than a careless driving offense. In the state of Rhode Island, reckless driving is defined as anyone operating a motor vehicle in a manner that puts the lives of others in danger. The penalties and fines associated with reckless driving offenses can have a major impact on your reputation and future. Rhode Island law is ambiguous in its definition and categorizes reckless driving offenses as misdemeanors.
§ 31-27-4 Reckless driving and other offenses against public safety. – Any person who operates a motor vehicle recklessly so that the lives or safety of the public might be endangered, or operates a vehicle in an attempt to elude or flee from a traffic officer or police vehicle, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor for the first conviction and a felony for the second and each subsequent conviction.
In the state of Rhode Island, reckless driving penalties are solely at the discretion of the sentencing judge. These penalties can include a suspended driver’s license and the loss of all driving privileges, substantial fines, driving school or community service. Don’t allow reckless driving charges to ruin your future and don’t leave your driving record to chance. If you or someone you know has been charged with reckless driving contact The Law Office of Chad Bank immediately. Call (401) 229-5088 to schedule your free consultation today.