In California, Vehicle Code Section 23103 reckless driving is charged as a misdemeanor. Pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 23103, “a person who drives a vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving”.
Penalties for Reckless Driving VC 23103
As mentioned above, reckless driving, unlike a regular traffic infraction, is a criminal offense and thus charged as a misdemeanor. Penalties for a reckless driving conviction is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine up to $1,000. Other penalties for a reckless driving conviction can include getting your vehicle impounded for up to 30 days and/or suspension of your driver’s license, as well as two points on your driving record.
Insurance Penalties for Reckless Driving
A conviction for reckless driving under VC 23103, can potentially impact auto insurance premiums. Your insurance company can either greatly increase your monthly insurance premiums or completely drop your insurance coverage and refuse to insure you.
Defense Attorney for Reckless Driving in California
If you or a loved one were arrested for reckless driving under California Vehicle Code § 23103, we invite you to contact our experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney today at (213) (213) 401-2777 for a free consultation. We also provide criminal defense consultations via Zoom, FaceTime, and Skype during the COVID-19 pandemic. Se habla Español.