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

FELONY CHILD ABUSE CHARGE DISMISSED UPON COMPLETION OF DIVERSION PROGRAM

The Client was arrested and charged with Child Abuse, which is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. Attorney Anthony Rickman presented evidence to the State showing that the Client should
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Possession of Marijuana Charge-Dismissed

The Defendant was stopped by law enforcement. After claiming to smell marijuana, the Defendant was handcuffed and searched. After marijuana was found the Defendant was charged with possession. The Defense was able to successfully get
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Felony Public Assistance Fraud Case Dropped

The Client was charged with public assistance fraud after allegedly using fraudulent qualification. After a successful plea negotiation, the Defense got the client into a diversion program, of which allows the charges to be completely
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