Kent County Reckless Driving Lawyer
Defending Clients Facing Reckless Driving Charges in Rhode Island
Reckless driving is a serious criminal charge in the state of Rhode Island. A conviction of this charge can lead to various consequences, from potential jail time to losing your license. If you or someone you know is facing this charge, you must have competent legal representation throughout the court process. At Biafore Law, we have helped countless individuals obtain positive outcomes to charges such as reckless driving through diligent investigation and effective defense strategies. With more than 20 years of experience, our attorney deeply understands the law, the court system, and how to fight for optimum results successfully.
Have you been accused of reckless driving in Kent, Providence, Washington, Newport, or Bristol county? Call Biafore Law at (401) 244-7433 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our reckless driving attorney in Kent County!
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Rhode Island Reckless Driving Laws and Penalties
Under Rhode Island law, reckless driving consists of operating a vehicle recklessly, which endangers the lives or safety of others. It can also include trying to flee from law enforcement. This is generally understood to mean that the driver knew or should have known their driving behavior was dangerous but disregarded that fact.
Is Reckless Driving a Felony or Misdemeanor in Rhode Island?
A first offense of reckless driving is charged as a misdemeanor. Potential penalties include:
- Up to a year in jail
- A fine of up to $500
- The loss of your license.
Second and subsequent offenses are charged as felonies, punishable by:
- Up to five years in prison
- A fine of up to $5,000
- A license suspension
The DMV orders license suspensions for reckless driving convictions. If a third conviction occurs within a 12-month timeframe, your license will be revoked.
The penalties you will face in any reckless driving conviction will ultimately depend on the case's specific facts, including whether anyone was injured and the extent of their injuries. Where others have been physically harmed, significant jail sentences will likely apply.
Contact Our Reckless Driving Attorney Today
Being convicted of reckless driving can be a costly experience in terms of your freedom, finances, and driving privileges. These charges can be fought with a vigorous defense strategy. Negotiated agreements can also be made with the prosecution, including terms and conditions you would have to meet. Charges may be reduced, sentencing may be reduced, or other arrangements made. You will need the legal skills and advocacy of our Kent County reckless driving attorney, who can determine the strategy that will work best for you, depending on your case.
Contact Biafore Law today to request a consultation with our reckless driving lawyer in Kent County!
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