Reckless Driving

Georgia Reckless Driving Lawyer - Georgia Reckless Driving Attorney

Reckless driving is a common charge and is considered a serious traffic offense.  A conviction for reckless driving is 4 points on one's driving history.   If you are under the age of 21 and convicted of reckless driving, you will lose your license.  Driving at high speeds, weaving, and other driving that leads to accidents often result in a reckless driving charge.  Reckless driving is an offense that prosecutors commonly amend/reduce DUI charges to in cases where a driving offense occurred, but the state cannot prove it was the result of being under the influence.

Our Experience at getting Georgia DUI Cases Reduced to Reckless Driving

Many of our cases are reduced to reckless driving, but this does not happen on its own.  It takes a team of professionals to investigate your case, develop possible defenses, and present those defenses to the prosecutor and the court. For more than 25 years, Georgia DUI Attorney Richard Lawson has saved the drivers license of thousands of Georgians and people visiting the State of Georgia.  Put his experience as a Former Georgia DUI Prosecutor to work for you.  Your best defense begins here.

What happens if my Georgia DUI Lawyer gets my case reduced?

A reduction to Reckless Driving is considered a win in your Georgia DUI case.  For almost all of our clients, the actual goal in the case is get their Georgia DUI reduced to reckless driving. We cannot guarantee a reckless in all DUI cases, but if we able to accomplish that goal, it will save you a license suspension and a permanent criminal record. For almost all clients, this is a total victory in their DUI case.

Reckless Driving in Georgia

Under Georgia law, reckless driving is codified as follows: O.C.G.A. 40-6-390

(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.

What if I was not driving recklessly or was stopped at a roadblock and not seen driving at all?

We are asked all time how a case can be reckless driving when a person's car is stopped at roadblock or not seen driving at all (such as stuck on the side of the road).  The answer is based on the concept of a compromise.  Reckless Driving is a compromise result.  We agree to take the reckless driving charge and the prosecutor agrees not to pursue the DUI case.  So, as long as we don't object to the lack of a reckless act, no one is there to complain.  So, as long as the defense does not raise the issue insofar as to the lack of a reckless act, then no one is there to complain.

Contact us today for immediate help

If you have been charged with reckless driving by itself or a DUI in Georgia, you need to act immediately.  Our office is available 24/7 to help.  This included weekends, nights, and holidays.  Call Now.

Our Attorneys

  • Richard Lawson

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    I initially contacted Mr. Lawson's firm about a terrible situation I was in. I was charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence), DUI Child Endangerment and Failure to Maintain Lane. This would have been my 5th life time DUI but with the Child Endangerment DUI this would have been my 5th and 6th... Read On

  • First DUI...Thank you again Richard Lawson!

    I got my DUI 3 months ago, I can say that Richard Lawson has helped me more than I would expect from any attorney. He kept me driving and got me the minimum outcome. Every time I contacted him, his response time was instantaneous and every question was always clearly answered. Read On

  • Kimberly Berry is a hard working, honest, future saving, SUPERIOR Attorney!

    Our teenager went off to College (August 2012) with a "You don't have to worry about me, I will not get into trouble, I know what I'm doing" attitude. Two MIP's within the first three months and a citation four months later, proved that attitude wrong. After we had a "come to Jesus" discussion wi... Read On

Recent Case Results

  • This case was in Helen Municipal Court.  The client was charged with a DUI and four counts of DUI Child Endangerment.  In Georgia, for every child under the age of 14 in a vehicle it is considered a separate DUI offense.  The client would have been declared an habitual violator from one arrest an... Read On

  • Client was charged with a suspended license because he did not reinstate his privilege to drive after the expiration of his restricted license.  Per my advice, the client properly reinstated his license the day after he was charged.  Case Dismissed in Cobb County State Court.  Read On

  • Client was a resident of New York who was arrested while he was visiting Georgia for pleasure. He was charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Speeding 37 MPH over the speed limit. We were able to get the client an unbelievable outcome in Hampton, Georgia. His DUI dismissed, his speeding ticket wa... Read On


Choosing the Best DUI Lawyer


When you are arrested for DUI in Georgia, finding the right Lawyer is Job #1. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson we will investigate your case and find the best possible legal defense to your DUI in Georgia. You are in good hands with Richard Lawson and his associates. We will work tirelessly to help you while compassionately holding your hand throughout the entire DUI Defense Process.

Georgia DUI Defense Attorneys

At the Law Office of Richard S. Lawson, we have offices conveniently located throughout metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If we do not have a convenient office, we will come to you. We practice throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. If your case is in an area we do not serve, we will find you an attorney in your area free of charge. Our office is part of a State-wide network of Georgia DUI Lawyers. Contact us 24/7 for immediate legal help. Our attorneys are standing by. Your DUI Case will not defend itself. Your Best Georgia DUI Defense Begins Here!