This post is being written to conclude and recap my series on the handling of reckless driving charges in Little Rock, Arkansas. I felt it was necessary to write on this issue due to the fact that many make the mistake of thinking that a reckless driving charge is no more serious than any other traffic offense. This, unfortunately, is not the case. The truth of the matter is that a reckless driving conviction can do serious damage to your future and it is important that you give the matter the attention it deserves. My goal with this series was to provide information which will assist with the selection of a criminal defense attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed multiple topics over my recent articles. Subjects which I have analyzed include:
- What is “reckless driving” in the state of Arkansas?
- Whether reckless driving is a misdemeanor or a felony
- The penalties for a reckless driving conviction
- Sealing a reckless driving conviction
There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, understanding the type of conduct which the charge encapsulates is important to knowing what to expect. In our state, it is considered “reckless driving” to operate your vehicle with a wanton disregard for public safety. Second, while the offense will be charged as a Class “B” misdemeanor in our state, it still carries serious consequences. These consequences include jail time, fines, and having a permanent criminal record. This record can make it difficult for one to pass a background check, to gain employment, etc. Fortunately, and finally, reckless driving convictions can possibly be sealed from one’s record once they have completed their sentence and all of the Court’s requirements.
One point I made in each of these articles was to stress the importance of contacting a criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with a crime. Some make the mistake of thinking that there is nothing they can do about their situation. The truth of the matter, however, is that you may have options which qualified counsel can point out to you. Immediately seeking representation is important to protecting your interests.
I am a Little Rock reckless driving lawyer who will give your case the attention it deserves. My office prides itself on providing a high level of service and will make sure you know what to expect as your case moves forward. Contact us online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation. I also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff, and throughout the remainder of Arkansas.