Austin Reckless Driving Lawyer Jason Trumpler By Jason Trumpler, P.C. on March 17, 2020

Reckless Driving Lawyer in Austin Texas

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In the State of Texas, reckless driving in most cases is a misdemeanor offense that could result in fines, jail time, increased insurance rates, and a driver's license suspension. The Texas Penal Code defines reckless driving as driving a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. In layman's terms, this means that if you are driving your car (either purposefully or not) in a way that a reasonable person would say might endanger another, the State might charge you with reckless driving.

Jason Trumpler is an experienced and passionate criminal defense attorney with 20-years of experience. He has helped hundreds of people charged with crimes throughout Texas side step convictions or have their charges reduced. Call our office today at 512-457-5200.

Potential Consequences

Reckless driving is a mostly subjective term left up to the police officer's discretion. Examples of what a police officer might consider reckless driving is weaving in and out of lanes, excessive speeds, etc. Often, officers couple reckless driving with other crimes, which may increase the potential penalties. Additionally, if you have previous traffic convictions, were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or have an open container in your vehicle, the State may enhance your charges.

If the State convicts you of reckless driving, you will have a Class B Misdemeanor on your record. A conviction of reckless driving may lead to:

  • Jail Up to 30-days; and,
  • Fine Up to $200.
While law enforcement may charge you with reckless driving in a driveway or parking lot belonging to a business, you cannot be charged with reckless driving if you are on private residential land or a paid parking garage or lot.

Contact Us at 512-457-5200

Jason Trumpler has over 20-years of criminal law experience, during which he has helped reduce or dismiss hundreds of criminal charges. If the State has charged you or someone you know with the crime of reckless driving, contact us today. Jason currently practices in Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Bell, Hays, Comal, Burnet, and Lee counties. Call our office at 512-457-5200.

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