WHAT IS RECKELESS DRIVING?
Michigan law, MCL 257.626, defines reckless driving as a person who operates a vehicle upon a
highway, or frozen public lake, stream or pond or other open place that is open to the general
public, including parking lots, in willful or wanton disregard for safety of people or property.
Reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense that is punishable by up to 93 days in jail and a fine
of up to $500 dollars. There are also severe driver’s license sanctions including 6 points on your
driving record and, if it is your first offense, a 90-day suspension of your driver’s license. It is
also an offense that abstracts to the Secretary of State, meaning it can be viewed by the SOS, and
therefore, can cause your insurance premiums to go up.
The lawyers at Roadside Attorneys will help defend you if you have been charged with reckless
driving. Contact us today!