Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving is a gross misdemeanor traffic crime in Washington. The definition can be found in RCW 46.61.500

Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.

Aggressive driving, excessive speeding, peeling out are typical situations where Reckless Driving is charges.  This is also a charge that is sometimes offered as part of a plea bargain to a DUI.  There is no mandatory minimum jail sentence to a Reckeless Driving charge.  The Department of Licensing will suspend your license upon a conviction unless your license has already been administratively suspended for a DUI.  A plea to a Reckless Driving that was originally charges as a DUI will count as a prior DUI offense for purposes of mandatory minimum jail on subsequent DUI offenses.

Call to talk to an experienced DUI and Reckless Driving attorney to discuss the benefits and consequences to a reckless driving charge.