Maryland Reckless Driving Attorney

According to Section 21-901.1 of the Maryland traffic code, a person is guilty of “Reckless Driving” if he drives a motor vehicle:

1. In wanton or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property; or
2. In a manner that indicates a wanton and or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property.

In Maryland, the traffic violation of reckless driving carries six points. In a Maryland court case entitled Taylor v. State, the State found the Defendant guilty of reckless driving because of “speed, erratic driving, disregard of the red light, and force of impact.” Therefore, there are a number of factors that a judge looks at in order to determine if a person’s driving meets the standard of reckless driving in Maryland.

Reckless driving is NOT a jailable offense in Maryland. Therefore, you are charged with reckless driving, you are not required to appear in court and a Maryland traffic lawyer can appear on your behalf. However, the charge does carry sixpoints on your traffic record. It is important to consult with a Maryland traffic ticket attorney, specifically a Maryland reckless driving lawyer BEFORE you do anything. Many times, police officers will charge Maryland drivers with reckless driving simply because they were speeding. If a driver is speeding, he or she is not necessarily guilty of recklress driving. In fact, they probably aren’t. The government has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of reckless driving. Even if you are found guilty of reckless driving, a Maryland traffic ticket lawyer can help keep the points off your record.

If you are facing a reckless driving charge, contact an experienced Maryland traffic attorney for assistance. I am a Maryland traffic lawyer who practices in Greenbelt, Maryland, Silver Spring, Maryland, and throughout the rest of the State. Call me for a free consultation and some peace of mind. I’m happy to help.