Schaumburg Reckless Driving Defense Lawyer
Reckless driving is a very serious offense that carries extremely severe penalties. As a Class A misdemeanor, a conviction for reckless driving can lead to a jail sentence of up to one year, a fine of up to $2,500 dollars or both. A conviction for aggravated reckless driving can result in incarceration in a state penitentiary for up to three years and a fine of up to $25,000.
At the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley, we provide aggressive representation to clients in all types of reckless driving cases. Our Schaumburg reckless driving defense attorney has a complete understanding of the law in these matters, and we know the best approach to protecting your interests.
What Are Reckless Driving And Aggravated Reckless Driving?
Under Illinois law, reckless driving is considered any behavior by the driver of a motor vehicle that fails to take the safety of other people or property into consideration. In addition, if a person operates a vehicle in a manner that causes it to become airborne, it is deemed to be reckless driving. It does not matter whether the conduct was intentional or unintentional in order for it to be considered reckless driving. Aggravated reckless driving occurs when the above conduct results in severe physical harm to another person.
As you can see, this is a very broad definition with a lot of room for interpretation. You can face charges for a Class A misdemeanor based on the investigating officer's personal opinion of what constitutes reckless driving. We work with you to fully understand exactly what was happening and what you were doing when you were stopped by police. We also look at the police officer's report to understand the "official" version of the incident. We work tirelessly to get the truth out and do everything we can to ensure that you are not held accountable for an offense you did not commit.
Speak To Our Rolling Meadows Reckless Driving Ticket Defense Lawyer
Contact our office today to discuss your reckless driving or aggravated reckless driving violation with a qualified Illinois defense attorney. We can be reached online or by phone. You can call our Rolling Meadows office locally at 847-253-3100 or contact us via email. We offer all new clients free initial consultations.