Reckless Driving Attorney in La Grange, Illinois
Reckless Driving General Information
In Illinois, Reckless Driving is defined in 625 ILCS 5/11-503 which states:
A person commits reckless driving if he or she:
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 suddenly become airborne.
Reckless Driving is considered a Class A Misdemeanor that carries with it a penalty of 364 days in jail, a fine of up to $2,500, or any combination of the two and any other penalties the Court wishes to impose.
Furthermore, Reckless Driving can be raised to a Class 4 Felony in situations in which:
The alleged Reckless Driving results in an injury to a child or a school crossing guard while they’re performing their official duties; or
The alleged Reckless Driving results in great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to another.
Class 4 Felonies bring with them a potential punishment of between 1 and 3 years in prison, and a potential fine of up to $25,000 which may also include restitution.
Reckless Driving can further be raised to a Class 3 Felony in situations in which the violation causes great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to a child or a school crossing while performing their official duties.
Class 3 Felonies bring with them a potential punishment of between 2 and 5 years in prison, and a potential fine of up to $25,000 which may also include restitution.
If you've been charged with reckless driving, contact Attorney Angelillo immediately to schedule your free consultation.
If you’re facing a charge of Reckless Driving, you’ll need competent and effective representation. Regardless of the specific facts surrounding your case, you need an attorney who will advocate on your behalf and leave no stone unturned to craft and put into place your defense.