Illinois Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys
Traffic Violations Lawyers with Offices in Oak Brook and Naperville
The Illinois statutes (625 ILCS 5/11-503, Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-503) that lay out the regulations on reckless driving, make it clear how serious the State regards the crime. At first blush, drivers may think of reckless driving as a rather minor offense. But reckless driving is so serious, it among those crimes that cannot be expunged from your record. If you are charged with reckless driving, your first move should be to retain a reputable traffic violations defense attorney. McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. is the legal firm that clients who have been charged with reckless driving turn to for aggressive and effective defense. We know how to protect your rights. We bring decades of successful reckless driver case resolution to clients throughout DuPage County and Chicago.
Are you facing criminal charges? For a free case evaluation, contact us at (630) 472-9700.
Reckless Driving Charges in Illinois
Illinois laws (625 ILCS 5/11-503) state describes reckless driving as driving a vehicle with a "willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property." It notes too that anyone who knowingly drives a "vehicle and uses an incline in a roadway, such as a railroad crossing, bridge approach, or hill, to cause the vehicle to become airborne" commits the offense of reckless driving, with special charges and circumstances as follows:
- Class A misdemeanor - reckless driving;
- Class 4 felony - reckless driving causing bodily harm to a child or a school crossing guard in the performance of his/her duties;
- Class 4 felony - aggravated reckless driving, the offense results in great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to another; and
- Class 3 felony - the violation causes great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to a child or a school crossing guard while the school crossing guard is performing his or her official duties.
Effective Reckless Driving Representation
The privilege to drive is not just a privilege; it is an important necessity for your family, your work, and your recreational enjoyment. Reckless driving, especially combined with other traffic violations, threatens to derail so much of your life. The attorneys at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. work diligently and expeditiously to defend reckless driving charges. If we can get the charges reduced or dismissed, it will go along way toward protecting you from serous fines and potential jail time.
Our attorneys conduct the most thorough investigation into every aspect of the driving incident and offer a vigorous defense on your behalf. Contact the team who will discuss your reckless driving charges and the options available to you in a free initial consultation.