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In Arizona, under ARS §28-693, reckless driving is considered to be the following:

  • A person who drives a vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.
  • A person convicted of reckless driving is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.
  • In addition, the judge may require the surrender of any driver license of the convicted person to a police officer, reporting the conviction to the department and potentially ordering that the driving privileges of the person to be suspended for a period of not more than ninety days.

If an individual has been convicted of this kind of violation before and gets convicted for a second offense within 24 months, the following will be true:

  • The person is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.
  • The person is not eligible for probation, pardon, suspension of sentence or release on any basis until the person has served not less than twenty days in jail.
  • The judge may require the surrender to a police officer of any driver license of the person and shall immediately forward the abstract of conviction to the department.
  • On receipt of the abstract of conviction, the department shall revoke the driving privilege of the person.

Have You Been Accused of Reckless Driving?

At Sonoran Law Group, our founding Scottsdale criminal defense lawyer uses his experience as a former prosecutor to help clients build a strong defense. We know how the prosecution approaches these cases and the methods they may use in order to gain a conviction. Our East Valley criminal defense team works hard to challenge evidence against you in search of the most favorable outcome, whether that means reduction of the charges or a complete dismissal of your case.

Call us at (480) 400-9725 to start with a complimentary case review.

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Our team at Sonoran Law Group has a deep commitment to helping our clients during their time of need. We have an understanding of the penalties you may face and the ways in which they can affect your life. We can put together a strong defense so that you may have confidence moving forward. Because of our scientific background, we can analyze various aspects of your case that may make it appear that you were driving recklessly when you were actually inhibited by weather conditions, problems with your vehicle, any type of physical condition, or other factors.

With so much on the line, retaining dedicated counsel is a must. Don’t go into this situation vulnerable and susceptible to attacks from the prosecution. We take a strategic approach to find the strongest course of action, represent your best interests, and seek the positive outcome you desire. Sonoran Law Group serves clients in Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Gilbert, Phoenix, and all of Maricopa County.

Begin today when you reach out to our East Valley firm. You can call (480) 400-9725 to speak with our experienced Scottsdale criminal defense lawyers.