North Ridgeville Reckless Driving Attorneys Will Defend Your Rights
Ohio Law Firm Represents Those Charged With Reckless Driving
Ohio defines reckless driving as "operating in willful or wanton disregard." Operating in willful or wanton disregard covers any conduct that ignores the safety of other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians, on both public and private property.
First offense operation in willful or wanton disregard is classified as a minor misdemeanor with no potential for jail time, but potential fines of up to $150, not including fines and other surcharges. Four points will be applied to the offender's driver license, and license suspension is possible, although case specific. Subsequent violations require higher fines, potential jail time, and probable license suspension.
Defending a Reckless Driving Charge
Depending on the circumstances surrounding a reckless driving charge, a driver may dispute the charge and question whether a lesser, non-criminal violation is more appropriate. Although incarceration is highly unlikely, you could still face serious penalties at both the criminal and administrative level. A lawyer experienced in Ohio traffic laws like those at Manning & Manning, LLC might be able to negotiate a favorable plea option or prevent license suspension, and if an accident occurred, legal counsel should likely be involved from the outset.
If you have been arrested for operating a vehicle in willful or wanton disregard, contact Manning & Manning, LLC online or call 440-290-5970. We represent clients throughout the west side of Cleveland in northeast Ohio, including North Olmsted, Brecksville, Westlake, Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake, Elyria, Lorain, Columbia Station, Lakewood, Amherst, Medina, Brunswick, Strongsville, Grafton, Eaton, Carlisle, Oberlin, LaGrange and Wellington; and across Cuyahoga County, Lorain County, Medina County and Erie County. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover, payment plans are available, and your initial consultation is always free.