Criminal Defense

Reckless Driving

Nevada law defines reckless driving as: (1) driving a vehicle in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property; (2) driving a vehicle in an unauthorized speed contest on a public highway; or (3) organizing an unauthorized speed contest on a public highway. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor criminal matter that carries a fine of $250 to $1000 as well as eight (8) demerit points on your Nevada Driver’s License (only 12 per year are allowed). You can even be arrested and taken to jail if law enforcement so wishes. In the vast majority of reckless driving cases we handle, our firm is able to reduce the demerit points to 1 or 2. There is also the possibility the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will allow you to complete traffic school in order to fully erase the 1 or 2 points left on your record. No matter what reduction our firm is able to negotiate, your insurance rates will not increase nearly as much compared to having an 8-point violation on your record! In fact, some insurance companies will drop their insured client if a reckless driving conviction enters against them. It is extremely beneficial to contact a lawyer when facing such a serious traffic ticket.