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Reckless Driving Rhode Island Lawyer

Reckless Driving in the state of Rhode Island is a criminal charge that should be taken seriously. If you are facing a reckless driving charge, it's important that you seek legal representation from an experienced Rhode Island Reckless Driving lawyer immediately. Reckless Driving can have negative consequences like probation, suspension of your license, fines and fees and potentially jail. This is why it is important to have an attorney helping you through the process. 

What are the Penalties for Reckless Driving in Rhode Island?

First Offense Reckless Driving:

a Misdemeanor Criminal Offense

up to $500 fine

up to six months in jail

potential license suspension 

Second and Subsequent Offense Reckless Driving:

a Felony Criminal Offense

up to $1000 fine

potentially over one year in jail

potential license suspension 

What are the Laws for Reckless Driving in Rhode Island?

The law for Reckless Driving comes from  Rhode Island General Laws § 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."

Reckless Driving charges can have costly consequences that could negatively affect your life and life of your family. If you have been charged with Reckless Driving in Rhode island, contact Attorney David Ellison today. Having the knowledge and experience of an experienced Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer by your side may help to avoid the possible penalties and negative consequences that come from being charged with Reckless Driving. Do not wait, contact Attorney David Ellison today at 401-230-5520.  

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