Reckless Driving

Reckless driving charges in Will County, Illinois

Under Illinois law, you can be charged with reckless driving if you operate a motor vehicle in any way that shows disregard for the safety of people or property. This relatively wide definition means that people are cited for reckless driving in Illinois under a wide variety of circumstances, and a reckless driving citation is essentially based on the police officer’s interpretation of this definition.  If you’re facing reckless driving charges in Will County, it’s important to contact a Joliet reckless driving defense lawyer who can help you fight your reckless driving charge.

Reckless Driving Penalties in Illinois

Reckless driving is one of the most serious traffic or moving violations there is in Illinois. A reckless driving conviction can result in the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, significant fines and up to a year in jail, as well as probation, community service, or forced enrollment in driving school. These are just the criminal penalties for reckless driving – like most other traffic violations, a reckless driving ticket will hurt your driving record and usually cause your car insurance rates to rise. Additionally, if you’re convicted of aggravated reckless driving, street racing, or aggravated street racing - or if you have previous reckless driving convictions - you’ll face even harsher penalties, including up to 3 years in jail and $25,000 in fines.

Joliet Reckless Driving Defense Lawyer

At The Law Office of Eric J. Blatti, P.C., we defend our clients against all types of reckless driving offenses. Our skilled reckless driving defense attorney will aggressively advocate for your reckless driving charges to be reduced or dropped, and if that’s not an option, will negotiate with prosecutors so your case has the best possible outcome. Contact The Law Office of Eric J. Blatti, P.C. to discuss how we can help you to beat your Illinois reckless driving charge.

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