According to Michigan Vehicle Code Section 257.626, reckless driving charges can be categorized three distinct ways depending on the situation, resulting in three different severities of punishment. For example:
- “A person who operates a vehicle upon a highway or a frozen public lake, stream, or pond or other place open to the general public, including, but not limited to, an area designated for the parking of motor vehicles, in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.”
- “A person who operates a vehicle in violation of subsection (2) and by the operation of that vehicle causes serious impairment of a body function to another person is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or a fine of not less than $1,000.00, or more than $5,000.00, or both.”
- “A person who operates a vehicle in violation of subsection (2), and by the operation of that vehicle causes the death of another person, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years, or a fine of not less than $2,500.00 or more than $10,000.00, or both.”
However, regardless of the severity of the reckless driving charges you’re facing, it is always crucial you have a determined team of reckless driving attorneys on your side to review your case. It’s easy for an arresting officer to misunderstand a situation and hastily charge you with reckless driving without probable evidence – which is why, at Fraiberg & Pernie, PLLC, the best defense we provide for our clients accused of reckless driving is just that, a great defense. Whether we can prove that inclement weather is to blame for your perceived reckless driving, or that your vehicle was simply not in a state to cooperate with you at the time of the incident in question, our reckless driving attorneys will do whatever we can to systematically dispute or reduce your charges so you can go back to living your life as soon as possible
If you have been accused of reckless driving because you were seen swerving, changing lanes illegally, speeding excessively, or otherwise driving unnecessarily erratically, our attorneys at Fraiberg & Pernie, PLLC, can do our best to help you explain yourself and fight back against the severe criminal penalties you’re facing. We understand that these situations are not always black and white, and that in most reckless driving cases the accused is being unacceptably over-charged for a situation that should be at most considered careless driving – which is merely a minor civil infraction.
Our attorneys at Fraiberg & Pernie, PLLC, have successfully resolved thousands of different cases over the years, and are extraordinarily well-versed in helping clients evade harsh sentences, thanks to their unique perspectives gained through years of service in various other capacities throughout our local judicial system. Best of all, we strive to make our exceptional legal services as accessible to all as possible, by offering one-of-a-kind payment plans that work with you, rather than against you to ensure you’re able to get the legal support you deserve stress-free! Ending up in a situation where you’re fighting reckless driving charges can be shocking, overwhelming, and terrifying all at the same time, but so long as you have our supportive reckless driving attorneys, at Fraiberg & Pernie, PLLC on your side, you never have to worry about being alone or taken advantage of. Call 248.480.0398 or fill in the form in the sidebar for your free consultation.