What is Reckless Driving and How Long do the Points Stay on Your DMV Record?

  • Speeding in excess of 80 mph (11 years)
  • Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (11 years)
  • Racing (11 years)
  • Passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle (11 years)
  • Passing a school bus (11 years)
  • Passing on the crest of a hill (11 years)
  • Passing at a railroad crossing (11 years)
  • Passing two vehicles abreast (11 years)
  • Driving two vehicles abreast (11 years)
  • Driving too fast for conditions (11 years)
  • Failing to give a proper signal (11 years)
  • Faulty brakes/improper control (11 years)
  • On parking lots, etc. (11 years)
  • With an obstructed view (11 years)
  • Generally (11 years)
  • Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (5 years)

What Can You Do if You are Charged with Reckless Driving?

First, do NOT give up! By statute, a judge may find the accused not guilty of reckless driving but guilty of improper driving. Additionally, prosecutor may reduce a charge of reckless driving to improper driving at any time prior to the court’s decision. I can assist in providing a thorough, detailed, and prepared defense when addressing the details of a reckless driving charge.  Although this offense is very common, it has drastic ramifications on your life since the charge is classified as a misdemeanor.