If you are being accused of reckless driving in South Carolina, you are facing a serious threat to your future. According to South Carolina law, someone is driving recklessly if they show “a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” “Willful” here means that someone is driving in an unsafe manner on purpose. On the other hand, “wanton disregard” suggests that someone knows but is ignoring the risks of their driving. But how can the court know if you were driving safely or not? How can they prove that your manner of driving was “willful” or “wanton”? What happens next if you were driving recklessly? These are legitimate questions facing someone being accused of reckless driving.
At Truslow & Truslow, our reckless driving attorneys are prepared to find the most beneficial answers possible for you. We firmly believe that everyone deserves diligent, dedicated legal representation when they are accused of a crime. We are ready to help you confront your charge of reckless driving so that you can move forward with your life.
Penalties for Reckless Driving
South Carolina law defines reckless driving as a crime. Being charged with any crime can feel overwhelming. The penalties can seriously impact your livelihood, even your freedom. Having your license suspended after being accused of a traffic crime can also have awful consequences. You might even lose your job without the means to get to work.
If you are found guilty of reckless driving, you will face several penalties. For example:
- A second or subsequent offense can result in the suspension of your license for three months
- Six points added to your record (12 results in license suspension)
- Fines and jail time at the court’s discretion
If you were speeding in a work zone or under the influence while also driving recklessly, you may face even more serious penalties. Our tough team of traffic crimes attorneys can bring our knowledge, experience, and fighting spirit to work for you. The practical know-how we have earned through many legal battles has helped our clients overcome serious charges.
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Being accused of a crime can cause you intense worry and anxiety. Thankfully, you do not have to handle this accusation alone. Contact our skilled team of reckless driving attorneys by calling (803) 590-6688 today. An experienced professional at Truslow & Truslow is ready to discuss the specifics of your situation and let you know more about your legal options.