How a Jacksonville Florida Reckless Driving Defense Attorney Can Help Defend Your Charges
In the State of Florida, reckless driving is defined as operating a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. Fleeing a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle is always considered reckless. Reckless driving can carry either misdemeanor or felony penalties depending on the incident and whether serious bodily injury occurred. With the help of our reckless driving defense legal team at Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida, we can represent you the way that you both want and need to be.
Understanding Reckless Driving Laws in FL
When it comes to reckless driving laws, the term willful means that they knowingly, purposely, or intentionally drove the vehicle with an intentional indifference to consequences and safety of others. Also, fleeing a law enforcement officer is a reckless driving charge in the state. Whether this is someone’s first offense or not will determine the type of charge (misdemeanor or felony), the required fines, and whether they will go to jail or prison for the charge. Our reckless driving defense lawyer can represent you in all legal proceedings regarding this driving offense.
Possible Reckless Driving Defenses
There are many defenses available to contest this type of charge in Florida. Some common ones include whether the accused was the driver, did they drive the car in a careless way intentionally, was the driving pattern done knowingly, were there persons or property nearby to endanger, and are there reliable witnesses to use in prosecution. Ultimately, speed alone is insufficient in a reckless driving charge.
When you’re facing a reckless driving charge in Jacksonville, Florida, contact our team of reckless driving defense attorneys at Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux P.A. by calling to schedule a free legal consultation at 904-791-1101.