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Reckless Driving Attorney in Maryland

A variety of driving behaviors can be charged as reckless driving in Maryland, including:

  • Reckless Driving – In the state of Maryland, reckless driving is defined as operating a vehicle with wanton disregard to the safety of others or property.
  • Negligent Driving – Negligent driving is often charged as reckless driving if a driver is found to be operating a motor vehicle in a careless or unwise manner that imperils the safety of persons and property.
  • Aggressive Driving – This type of driving can be characterized by aggressive behavior behind the wheel, such as excessive speed, passing vehicles on the right, following too closely, violating traffic signs and lights, and other aggressive driving behaviors.

Often, reckless driving is not charged on its own, but is added to other charges such as DWI/DUI or fleeing & eluding police.

Reckless driving is generally charged as a misdemeanor, but is still a serious traffic violation that could result in significant jail time, heavy fines and points against your license. The penalties are increased for subsequent offenses and repeat offenders.

A Serious Traffic Attorney For Serious Traffic Offenses

You should never fail to take a reckless driving charge seriously, especially if it is combined with other traffic violations or criminal charges. If you are found guilty, both your life and your driving record will be negatively impacted. With a reckless driving charge, you could be denied employment in the future, especially if the job involves driving for the company for any reason.

Your license could also be suspended, making it illegal for you to drive for any reason, even if you are commuting to and from work or the grocery store.

It’s important that you discuss the charges against you with a seasoned Maryland traffic attorney as quickly as possible in order to protect your rights and your future. At the Rhodes Law Firm, LLC, principal attorney Shauna Rhodes has experience working with clients who have been charged with reckless driving and is dedicated to providing you with zealous legal representation.

Although many attorneys will take on a driving related case, it is essential that you choose someone who has sufficient experience specifically in these types of cases. Selecting an experienced attorney could mean the difference between an acquittal and a conviction.

Contact the Rhodes Law Firm, LLC today for a consultation to discuss the charges against you at (301) 332-4774. You deserve the best defense available, and we stand ready to help you.