Reckless driving is a serious moving violation that carries heavy penalties. Under state law, a driver commits reckless driving who drives any vehicle with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property; or knowingly drives a vehicle and uses an incline in a roadway, such as a railroad crossing, bridge approach, or hill, to cause the vehicle to become airborne. If you have been charged with reckless driving, you need the services of an experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyer.
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Reckless driving is a Class A misdemeanor. This charge can be a catch-all for police officers, to include swerving, weaving in and out of traffic, driving at excessive speeds, or any driving behavior that the officer believes is "willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property." Possible criminal penalties are up to 364 days in county jail, fines up to $2,500, up to 2 years probation, and court supervision. Your driver's license could be suspended or revoked, depending on your driving record, and your insurance company could raise your automobile insurance rates.
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