Friday, August 16, 2013

Daytona Beach Reckless Driving Defense

If you have been arrested for reckless driving or were issued a criminal citation you have defenses. Reckless driving can be a serious misdemeanor offense that can carry heavy sanctions and have a dramatic impact on insurance rates. A Daytona Beach reckless driving case can also have numerous defenses. One thing to remember in a reckless driving case is that speed alone is not sufficient to establish reckless driving. The state must show that the driving endangered the person or property of another. The state must also show that the driving that endangered the person or property was willful. The willful part of the statute can be difficult for a prosecutor to establish in many reckless driving cases. When defending a reckless driving case the goal s to always get the case dismissed but if that is not possible careless driving is a good negotiating tool. The statutes are nearly identical with the only difference being that careless driving only requires the state to show negligence. If the case is amended to careless driving we see a reduction in fines, prevent our clients from having a criminal record, avoid jail or probation and avoid the additional 4 hour BDI course that is now required for a reckless driving cases. If you have been accused of reckless driving in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Flagler County or Seminole County call the attorney Kevin J. Pitts today at 386-451-5112. Offices in Daytona Beach and Sanford.