You hear the term “reckless driving” and you may not know what it means. To each person it could mean something different. Some people drive at high speeds or “have a lead foot” while other people would consider driving 10 mph over the speed limit as reckless driving. It is a vague term, but Georgia legislature has tried to narrow down what it means.
According to the State of Georgia, any person who drives any vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property commits the offense of reckless driving. If you’re still confused as to what this means it’s because most people are. Police officers, lawyers, judges, and juries all have different opinions as to what driving with a reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property means.
The wording of this term is both a blessing and a curse. It is a curse because any officer can decide what they believe is reckless driving. So, say you are driving past two different officers and your driving does not change at all. In this instance, one officer might pull you over and the other might let you go. However, it is a blessing because it can make fighting this traffic violation in Georgia easier. Since it is vague it can be easier to argue that you were not driving recklessly in court than other traffic violations.
If you have been charged with reckless driving in Georgia, you should contact a skilled defense attorney. If you are convicted of this offense it can mean jail time, heavy fines, and points on your license. Do not let that happen!
With a charge of reckless driving you should ALWAYS contact an attorney. Here at the Law Office of Scott Miller, I know what it takes to fight these cases. I am an experienced defense attorney in Alpharetta who may be able to help you get your charges dismissed with no penalty. Contact me for a free consultation at 770-408-1001. Don’t let a reckless driving charge ruin your life. Call today so we start planning your defense.