Reckless Driving

Defense Attorney Against Reckless Driving Charges

Some traffic violations have consequences that are far more serious than a few points on your driving record. Violations such as reckless driving, hit-and-run, attempting to elude and reckless endangering of another person are criminal charges that would result in a permanent criminal record if you are convicted.

As a former CLS prosecutor for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office in Oregon, I know exactly how to evaluate the charges against you and pinpoint possible defenses to your reckless driving charges. I offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions and put together a game plan for your defense.

The following are examples of criminal traffic charges:

  • Reckless driving is driving that puts people or property at risk of harm. Reckless driving is often charged in connection with driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII or DUI). Like DUI, reckless driving is a Class A misdemeanor.
  • Attempt to elude is a felony in Oregon. The seriousness of the charge can’t be overstated. To convict you, the state has to prove that you knew the police officer was pursuing you.
  • Hit-and-run is leaving the scene of an accident. If the accident resulted in property damage only, it is charged as a misdemeanor. If someone was injured in the accident, you may be charged with a felony.

Whenever you face the possibility a criminal record, you should discuss your case with a defense attorney before you pay the ticket. Paying a ticket is the same as pleading guilty.

Contact my law firm if you have been charged with reckless driving in Oregon. Putting a skilled attorney in your corner can greatly impact the outcome of your case.

 
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