Benefits of Reckless Driving

Why is it beneficial to have my DUI reduced to Reckless Driving?

A DUI charge carries certain legislative imposed, mandatory penalties from which neither the court nor the state can depart. Upon convincing the State Attorney to amend your DUI charge to reckless driving, no mandatory sanctions apply. The legislature has not imposed any requirements when facing a Reckless Driving charge. Therefore, sanctions are negotiable. Traditionally, the State will use the DUI sanctions as a framework to fashion an offer on a Reckless Driving reduction.

Although your sanctions may be similar on a Reckless Driving to a DUI, you will receive many benefits if your charge is amended to Reckless Driving. On many cases, the State’s offer will include DUI sanctions without the 6 month license suspension or the 10 day immobilization of your vehicle.

A Reckless Driving charge does not carry the same stigma as a DUI charge. Many job applications or potential employers will specifically inquire as to whether you have been convicted of a DUI. If your charge is reduced to Reckless Driving, you will not have to face this issue. Further, often your insurance will be severely impacted by a DUI conviction. A Reckless Driving will not carry as harsh of an impact on your insurance rates.

Case Results

BUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS BOATING

The Client was operating his boat on the mouth of the Alafia River when he was stopped by law enforcement for allegedly speeding in a No Wake Zone and subsequently was arrested for Boating Under
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Leaving the Scene of an Accident-Not Guilty

The Defendant was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after a vehicle belonging to her had been driven into a home. At trial, the Defense was able to show that there was no
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Federal Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Charges Dropped

Our Client was originally charged with conspiracy to possess and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after being present for a controlled buy with a co-defendant. The Client was originally facing a minimum mandatory sentence
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