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If you’ve been accused of reckless driving, you could face penalties that can affect your life for years. To protect your future, reach out to a reckless driving attorney in St. Petersburg for help.

When you’re accused of a criminal traffic violation in St. Petersburg, it can impact your life more than you might expect. You may struggle to pay the fines and increased insurance costs, of course, but you may also find yourself facing jail time if you’re convicted. 

At Hersem Law, we know how tough—and important—it can be to beat these charges, but we can help you fight back. Reach out for a St. Petersburg reckless driving lawyer when you’re facing a serious charge like this.  

What Is Reckless Driving?

First, it’s important to understand what exactly these charges mean. You might have felt that you weren’t driving in as dangerous a way as the charge sounds, for example, so make sure you understand your charges. 

Reckless driving refers to any driving that shows a “willful or wanton” disregard for the safety of others. For example, swerving into other lanes, excessive speeding, or aggressive driving could all be considered reckless in St. Petersburg. You could also be charged with reckless driving for fleeing a police officer in a vehicle. 

Reckless driving is often confused with careless driving, but careless driving is a civil infraction and reckless driving is a criminal offense (a misdemeanor). You can’t go to jail for careless driving, but you can go to jail if you’re convicted of reckless driving in St. Petersburg.

The good news is that a reckless driving attorney from Hersem Law can help you fight your charge.

Reducing a DUI Charge to a Reckless Driving Charge

Because reckless driving is a serious charge by itself, it may come as a surprise to learn that many people who are facing a DUI charge want nothing more than to see their charge reduced to a reckless driving charge. They want that because the potential penalties for reckless driving are much less severe than the penalties for a DUI.

Depending on the details of your unique case, your reckless driving attorney from our firm may be able to help you get your DUI charge amended to a reckless driving charge. For more information on this and other ways of protecting yourself from serious criminal penalties, give us a call as soon as possible.

Reach Out to a Hersem Law Reckless Driving Attorney in St. Petersburg

If you’re facing reckless driving charges in St. Petersburg, Florida, your future could be in danger. The penalties could haunt you for some time after your conviction if you don’t fight back, and that can affect your life for years to come. Fortunately, you don’t have to accept the conviction without a fight. 

You can instead talk to a lawyer from Hersem Law about your case. We offer free strategy sessions, which means you get a chance to talk about your case before you work with us. 

If you’re ready to take your free session and talk it over with a St. Petersburg reckless driving lawyer, reach out to us. Give us a call at 813-251-7291 or fill out the online contact form below.