Alleged Shoplifting Results in Several Serious Georgia Traffic Violations

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Medley Imani, a 28-year-old woman in Cobb County, has been accused of shoplifting from a department store. An employee called 911 after witnessing her allegedly shoplifting up to $2,000 worth of clothes.

Cobb Police arrived as Imani was attempting to leave the parking lot in her car. She allegedly drove around the patrol car and started a high speed chase down Dallas Highway. According to reports, she drove on the wrong side of the road and made an illegal U-Turn.

Imani was eventually detained. She is facing charges of reckless driving as well as fleeing or attempting to elude police in Georgia. These charges are on top of the shoplifting charges she faces as well.

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the offense of reckless driving in today's post.

Reckless Driving in Georgia

Reckless Driving in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law in O.C.G.A. §40-6-390 as:

(a) Any person who drives any vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property commits the offense of reckless driving.

(b) Every person convicted of reckless driving shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, provided that no provision of this Code section shall be construed so as to deprive the court imposing the sentence of the power given by law to stay or suspend the execution of such sentence or to place the defendant on probation.

Reckless driving is commonly charged and considered a very serious traffic offense.  A reckless driving conviction in Georgia results in 4 points on one's driving history. If you are under the age of 21, this means that you will lose your license. 

Examples of reckless driving include:

  • Driving at high speeds
  • Weaving
  • Tailgating
  • Illegal Passing, etc.

Practice Note

If you or a loved one has been arrested for reckless driving or for any other serious traffic violation, such as DUI in Georgia, contact our offices today. We are devoted to DUI Defense - this includes defending all DUI related cases. Anything from a Hit and Run in Georgia to a Possession of Marijuana in Georgia.

Call us today.

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