Reckless Driving is a serious, eight-point offense which constitutes a habitual traffic offender strike. Reckless Driving is a class 2 misdemeanor and punishable by up to a year in county jail.
One commits reckless driving when they drive in a manner indicating a wanton or willful disregard for the safety of people or property. A person facing a second or subsequent conviction for reckless driving faces a mandatory minimum of ten days in the county jail, along with a minimum fine of $50.
If you already have points on your license, a conviction for reckless driving could suspend your driving privileges. Oftentimes, the eight points associated with a reckless driving ticket can be reduced to significantly less points with the assistance of a traffic defense attorney.
Because reckless driving is a significant charge, you should consult with an attorney should you face such charges.