Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is a very serious traffic offense in Maryland. If convicted you will face very severe consequences such as loss of driving privileges, increased insurance premiums and possibly a jail sentence. If you have been arrested for reckless driving in Maryland let our Maryland reckless driving lawyers help.

Reckless Driving Laws In Maryland

(a) No person shall drive any vehicle in wilful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property, and this offense shall be known as reckless driving.

(b) Whoever violates subsection (a) of this section shall for the first offense be fined not less than $100 nor more than $300, or be imprisoned not less than 10 nor more than 30 days, or both. For each subsequent like offense occurring within 3 years of a former offense, the person shall be fined not less than $300 nor more than $1,000, or be imprisoned not less than 30 nor more than 60 days, or both. No person who violates subsection (a) of this section shall receive a suspended sentence. However, for the first offense, the period of imprisonment may be suspended. Whoever is convicted of violating subsection (a) of this section and who has had the charge reduced from the violation of § 4177(a) of this title shall, in addition to the above, be ordered to complete a course of instruction or program of rehabilitation established under § 4177D of this title and to pay all fees in connection therewith. In such cases, the court disposing of the case shall note in the court’s record that the offense was alcohol-related or drug-related and such notation shall be carried on the violator’s motor vehicle record.

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Our Bel Air Maryland reckless driving attorneys serve those in all of Maryland. This includes Annapolis, Bel Air, Snow Hill, Leonardtown, La Plata, Rockville, Prince Frederick, Waldorf, Salisbury, Ocean City, Elkton, Princess Anne, Frederick, Hagerstown and Oakland, MD.