Wilsonville Reckless Driving Lawyer
Reckless Driving charges (ORS 811.140) are quite common in the Wilsonville area, and many other cities in the Portland area.
These charges can come about in many different ways, and are often charged by prosecutors in addition to Hit & Run or DUI. One of the reasons Reckless Driving is so common is because all it takes is a report from another driver, and law enforcement may decide to cite you for reckless driving, despite not having any other evidence.
What are the penalties for reckless driving?
Reckless Driving is a Class A misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $6,250. Reckless Driving also carries a mandatory 90-day license suspension. Further, this is a crime that can never be expunged from your record. In general, a conviction does not typically come with extensive jail sanctions or fines—but, there is always a 90-day license suspension.
Because a lot is at stake when charged with Reckless Driving, it is important to contact an experienced criminal lawyer right away. We have been representing clients charged with Reckless Driving for over a decade, with very favorable outcomes.
How are these fought?
Deferred Sentencing: A deferred sentence is an agreement between you and the prosecution. It usually involves pleading guilty and completing certain conditions. In exchange for the guilty plea and the completion of conditions, the prosecution agrees to dismiss or reduce the charges against you after everything is completed.
Violation treatment/Plea negotiations: Most misdemeanors can be reduced down to a violation. Reckless Driving in particular has a lesser included offense of careless driving that it can be negotiated down to. Doing this will avoid a crime on your record and a license suspension.
Trial: Anyone charged with a crime is entitled to a trial by jury. In the scenario of Reckless Driving, the prosecution will need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed each element of the offense in order to get a conviction.
We deal with many different kinds of criminal allegations, contact us today for help with your Wilsonville Reckless Driving matter.
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Jared Justice is available to practice anywhere in the state of Oregon. He focuses on practicing in the following State Courts: Clackamas, Multnomah, Yamhill, Marion, and Washington Counties. He also practices in the following Municipal Courts: Lake Oswego, West Linn, Newberg, Canby, McMinnville, Troutdale, Oregon City, Beaverton, Milwaukie, Gladstone, and just about every other court in the Portland area.