Reckless driving is a criminal traffic offense in Florida codified by Florida Statute 316.192.
Florida reckless driving is defined as driving any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.
The information on this site was prepared by Daytona Beach DUI attorney Kevin Pitts.
Fleeing a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle is reckless driving per se.
Reckless driving Florida penalties are up to 90 days in jail on the first offense and a $500 fine.
The second offense is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and $1,000 fine.
Florida reckless driving resulting in damage to the property or person of another it is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and $1,000 fine.
Reckless driving results in serious bodily injury to another it is punishable as a felony of the third degree.
Third degree felonies are punishable by up to 5 years in prison and $5.000 fine. Court costs are assessed on top of the fines. If convicted and adjudicated guilty of reckless driving four (4) points will be assessed on your license. If adjudication is withheld points will not be assessed. If reasonable cause of alcohol or drugs is involved with the reckless driving the court shall order a DUI class and substance abuse evaluation. If you are arrested for reckless driving in Daytona Beach contact [link:1]Daytona Beach DUI Lawyer[/link:1] Kevin J. Pitts
Reckless driving Florida penalties vary by Judge but the maximum sentences are rarely imposed without aggravating circumstances or substantial criminal history. The State Attorney's office in Florida must prove each and every element of reckless driving beyond and to the exclusion of a reasonable doubt. Bad driving alone is not enough for The State carry the beyond a reasonable doubt burden. If you are charged with reckless driving in Florida and want to find out what the local penalties are contact a reckless driving attorney in your jurisdiction. A local criminal defense lawyer will have a good idea of what penalties are likely to be imposed. If you have been arrested for reckless driving in Central Florida contact Central Florida DUI Attorney Kevin Pitts.
* Disclaimer: This Florida reckless driving summary was prepared by Criminal Defense Attorney and Florida DUI attorney Kevin Pitts. The Law Offices of Kevin J. Pitts, P.A. 209 West First Street, Sanford, FL 32771 (407) 268-3688 – (407) 268-3682 (Fax) – (407) 883-6853 (Mobile). Daytona Beach DUI lawyer Kevin J. Pitts has a Volusia County office at 747 South Ridgewood Ave., #105 Daytona Beach, FL 32114.This information should be used as a Florida reckless driving reference only. Interested parties should refer to the full text of the law before drawing legal conclusions. This is not legal advice and if you have hired an attorney you should follow their advice in resolving your Florida reckless driving case.
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