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Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C.
630-472-9700

DuPage County Reckless Driving Defense Lawyer

Elmhurst Traffic Violations Lawyer

Attorneys Defending Oak Brook Clients Against Criminal Reckless Driving Charges

In a state where car accidents are a major cause of death and injury, Illinois law enforcement takes reckless driving seriously. If you have been accused of or charged with reckless driving, you could face serious penalties.

The attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. have represented clients in cases involving reckless driving and a wide range of other traffic violations throughout the greater Chicago area. We have the experience and dedication necessary to minimize your charges and reduce the kind of disruption to your life any conviction might pose.

Penalties for Reckless Driving Charges in Illinois

Under Illinois statutes, an individual commits reckless driving if he/she:

  • Drives any vehicle with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property; or
  • 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.

Reckless driving is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by fines of up to $2,500 and up to one year of imprisonment, except when aggravated circumstances exist. Causing great bodily harm or permanent disability to a person is an aggravated reckless driving charge, as is reckless driving that results in bodily harm to a child or a school crossing guard. Both are Class 4 felonies with a possible punishment of one to three years in jail and up to $25,000 in fines. Causing great bodily harm or permanent disability to a child or school crossing guard can be charged as a Class 3 felony, with a possible two to five years imprisonment and up to $25,000 in fines.

In addition to criminal penalties, the Illinois Secretary of State Driver Services Department will assess driving points to an individual's driving record for a conviction on reckless driving. A conviction may result in driving restrictions, or license suspension or revocation, depending on the number of total points on your record.

Call an Elmhurst, IL Reckless Driving Defense Attorney

When you are facing reckless driving charges, it is far from a simple traffic violation. Do not take the chance of losing your license or your freedom. Do not discuss your case without legal representation. Our experienced attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. can defend you against the charges of malicious and willful disregard for the safety of others or property. We will challenge prosecutors and use our experience in the traffic courtrooms of Illinois to bring your case to the best possible resolution.

Contact our DuPage County traffic violation defense lawyers at 630-472-9700 to discuss your charges in a free initial consultation. Serving Wheaton, Lombard, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Burr Ridge, Western Springs, DuPage County and surrounding areas.

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