Statistics released by the Nevada Judiciary show that in 2012, a total of 7,233 new cases of reckless driving were brought to municipal, justice and district courts across the state of Nevada. It is a good idea to be familiar with exactly what is considered reckless driving and what penalties you could face if you are charged.
You can be charged with or found guilty of reckless driving in Nevada if you willfully disregard the safety of persons or property while driving, or drive in or organize illegal car racing on a public highway. You can also be arrested for reckless driving for failing to stop when signaled to pull over by police, or for colliding with another vehicle or bicycle while failing to obey various other traffic laws.
The offense of reckless driving is generally classified as a misdemeanor, except in serious cases, such as when your reckless driving leads to the death or serious injury of another person. The penalties for reckless driving depend on the nature of the offense and any previous charges you may have:
If you are facing a charge of reckless driving, a criminal law attorney may be able to reduce the penalties you face. Make an appointment with a tough Nevada criminal defense lawyer to give your defense a boost.