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 DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED CHARGE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR

The Client was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended or Revoked as a habitual offender, which is a third-degree felony. Although the Client had an extensive criminal history and poor driving record, Attorney
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Felony Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Obstructing or Opposing with Violence Charges Dropped

The Client was originally charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor related to a fight outside a nightclub in Ybor. After a successful plea negotiation, the Client pled to the misdemeanor and the State Attorney
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DUI Hillsborough County Dropped

The Defendant was stopped by law enforcement for going the wrong way on a one-way street. After performing poorly on the exercises, the Defendant was arrested for DUI where he blew over a .15 on
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