Houston Reckless Driving Attorney
Reckless Driving Defense in Houston
A reckless driving conviction can result in fines, jail time, and a loss of your driving privileges. If you’ve been arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, it is worth speaking to an experienced reckless driving attorney in Houston.
A lawyer who is familiar with handling these types of cases will be able to investigate your case and provide you with all of your legal options. We can also represent you in court should you choose to fight your charges.
To schedule a free case evaluation with our reckless driving lawyer in Houston, contact Benavides Law Firm today at (713) 955-7344.
What Is Considered Reckless Driving in Texas?
According to Texas Transportation Code § 545.401, a person is considered to be driving recklessly when operating a vehicle with "willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property." This could include actions such as:
- Excessive speeding
- Weaving between lanes
- Running stop signs or red lights
- Intentionally failing to yield
Reckless Driving Penalties
The way traffic citations can be charged can be complicated, and seemingly simple circumstances can result in serious penalties and long-term consequences. Reckless driving charges are particularly complicated, and it would be a mistake to assume that accepting the ticket and the fine is always your best option.
Penalties for reckless driving can include:
- Fines up to $200
- Jail time up to 30 days
- Combination of fees and jail time
While the fees for reckless driving appear minimal compared to other traffic-related fines, a reckless driving conviction leaves a mark on your driving record—something which can affect your insurance rates and even your ability to qualify for certain kinds of employment.
Additionally, if you have other convictions on your record, you may be facing a more complicated legal situation than a simple reckless driving arrest.
Do I Need a Reckless Driving Defense Lawyer?
Attorney Kelly Benavides has more than 20 years of experience handling traffic ticket cases in Texas and is a proud member of the Houston community. At Benavides Law Firm, we believe in providing clients with aggressive legal representation that considers both your case at hand and your future.
Founded on the tenets of integrity and honesty, we work hard for our clients, and we know how important it is that your driving privileges are protected. If you are looking for a Houston reckless driving ticket defense attorney, call us today.
To speak with a strong reckless driving lawyer who can help you fight your ticket in court, contact Benavides Law Firm today at (713) 955-7344. Se habla español.
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