If you receive a traffic citation for reckless driving, you are being presented with a criminal charge. It carries the same weight as any other misdemeanor under Tennessee law, even if you were not arrested. If you feel like you were charged with reckless driving in error, you can hire a defense attorney like Gregory P. Issacs to stand up for your case and work to have the charge overturned.
The Tennessee law states that reckless driving has occurred when an individual drives “in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property”. This is a statement that is open for interpretation, as the term ‘safety’ can be applied in different ways by different law enforcement. For that reason, you may be able to successfully challenge the charge on the basis that your driving was within a safe range. If convicted of reckless driving, the maximum punishment under the law is six months in jail and up to a $500 fine.
The Issacs Law Firm would be proud to represent you in your reckless driving case. Mr. Issacs experience practicing law in Tennessee will provide you with the best possible defense. When you call us at 865-673-4953 you will receive a free initial consultation and we will discuss with you how to best proceed. We look forward to hearing from you soon.