Nevada Reckless Driving Law

Las Vegas Reckless Driving Attorney Bret Whipple

When it comes to reckless driving in Las Vegas, certain penalties can suspend your driver’s license. If you have been cited for Reckless Driving, call traffic ticket attorney Bret Whipple for a free consultation regarding your rights at (702) 731-0000.

What is Reckless Driving?
Reckless Driving in Nevada is an 8 point violation with a fine of $1,000. Many people have been arrested for reckless driving and taken to jail because reckless driving is considered a criminal traffic ticket.

Nevada defines reckless driving as driving in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. You may also be cited for reckless driving if you drive a vehicle in an unauthorized speed contest on a public highway. Additionally, you can be cited for reckless driving if you organize an unauthorized speeding contest on a public highway, which means to plan, schedule or promote, or assist in the planning, scheduling or promotion of, an unauthorized speed contest on a public highway, regardless of whether a fee is charged for attending the unauthorized speed contest.

Most people are cited for reckless driving for just driving too fast. Driving over the speed limit isn’t in and of itself driving recklessly; however, if there are people around you or you have passengers in the vehicle, an officer may issue a citation for reckless driving if he feels you have put others in danger.

If you’ve been given a ticket for reckless driving, and you don’t want 8 points on your license and don’t want to pay the maximum fine, then call reckless driving lawyer Bret Whipple today at (702) 731-0000.

More about Reckless Driving in Las Vegas
If a driver of a motor vehicle is the proximate cause of a collision with a pedestrian or a person riding a bicycle, the violation constitutes reckless driving, which is a misdemeanor crime. In addition to any fine, community service and imprisonment imposed upon a person pursuant to the statute, a court may issue an order suspending the driver’s license of the person for a period of not less than 6 months but not more than 2 years and requiring the person to surrender all drivers’ licenses then held by the person.

If you’ve been cited for hitting a pedestrian or someone on a bike, call traffic ticket lawyer Bret Whipple today for a free consultation regarding your rights and options at (702) 731-0000.

Reckless Driving and Causing Death or Substantial Bodily Harm
Nevada specifically states that if a person who does any act or neglects any duty imposed by law while driving or in actual physical control of any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property and negligently or proximately causes the death of or substantial bodily harm to another person, is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 6 years and by a fine of not less than $2,000 but not more than $5,000.

If you have caused the death of another person, or have substantially harmed another person while driving, call criminal defense attorney Bret Whipple today at (702) 731-0000. In order to avoid serious penalties, you need the representation of an experienced criminal traffic attorney. In order to preserve your rights and your freedom, do not hesitate to call and schedule a free consultation with Mr. Page.

Call Las Vegas Traffic Ticket Attorney Bret Whipple today to preserve your rights at: (702) 731-0000.

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About Attorney Bret Whipple

Bret Whipple is one of only four Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialists in the entire State of Nevada. He has extensive experience in every Nevada county, including the Nevada Supreme Court. Bret is also licensed to practice in Arizona. When you choose a national board certified trial attorney, you know that your Nevada Lawyer is the best in the business.