Reckless Driving In Las Vegas Nevada
According to NRS 484B.653, it is unlawful for a person to:
- drive a vehicle in willful or wanton disregard to the safety of persons or property;
- drive a vehicle in an unauthorized speed contest on a public highway;
Reckless driving can refer to a few different types of violations, although each of them is fairly severe. You may be cited for Reckless Driving if you were driving at a dangerous speed above the legally perscribed speed limit, hitting medians or road shoulders while driving, disregarding an order to stop your vehicle issued by an officer, or even for something as mundane as running a red light (depending on the circumstances). Reckless Driving, which is in most cases a misdemeanor offense, becomes a felony if death or substantial harm is caused to an individual as a result of reckless driving the penalties are more severe for a felony charge. A Reckless Driving conviction carries eight (8) demerit points in the state of Nevada.
Reckless Driving – Misdemeanor
If you are convicted of a misdemeanor for Reckless Driving, you can be sentenced to up to six months in jail, and required to pay fines from $250 and up to $2,000! DON’T just pay the fine and accept this misdemeanor charge on YOUR driving record! Fight your misdemeanor charge with Las Vegas Traffic Tickets today!
Reckless Driving – Felony
A driver may be charged with felony reckless driving in Nevada if prosecuters believe that the driver’s alleged recklessness was the “proximate cause,” of the death or substantial bodily harm of someone else. It is a categor y B felony in Nevada. Being convicted of a felony Reckless Driving charge could mean one (1) to six (6) years in prison and fines from $2,000 and up to $5,000. A Reckless Driving felony is a serious offense, which means it’s even more important for you to retain an experienced Las Vegas Traffic Ticket lawyer and save yourself from a Reckless Driving Felony conviction.