Florida Criminal Traffic Attorneys
You can be charged with reckless driving in Florida for operating your vehicle in a way that showed disregard or negligence for your safety and the safety of others. This could include excessively speeding, or even fleeing a police officer who is attempting to pull you over.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, reckless driving can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. As a second degree misdemeanor, this charge carries a maximum $1,000 fine and a six-month jail sentence. A first degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail or one year of probation and a maximum fine of $1,000. A felony reckless driving conviction can result in a maximum prison sentence of five years or five years of probation and a fine not to exceed $5,000.