Maryland Lawyer For Reckless Driving Ticket

What Is Reckless Driving In Maryland?

Though many people think of reckless driving as a heightened speeding ticket, the reality is that reckless driving cannot exist when a driver is only speeding. Instead, facts will have to show that the driving was in disregard for the safety of other people or property.

What is reckless driving?

The law defines reckless driving as “operating a motor vehicle… in a manner that indicates a wanton or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property.” This is a very broad definition and was purposely written so. Reckless driving can incudes things such as weaving in and out of traffic, passing where it is illegal to do so, tailgating, driving on the shoulder, etc.

What’s the punishment for reckless driving?

In Maryland, it’s good to know that no jail time can come from a reckless driving charge. Reckless driving charges can lead to fines and 6 points on your Maryland driving record.  Though there is no jail time, reckless driving is a misdemeanor traffic violation, which could seriously impact your insurance premiums.

Need help with a Maryland traffic ticket or drunk driving case? Call me at 301-563-9575 or 1-877-566-2408 for a free consultation. I’m an experienced Maryland criminal defense lawyer and I’d be happy to help. I practice law throughout the entire State of Maryland.