Authorities and police in Fulton County charged three high school students with criminal offenses and traffic violations.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred after the cancellation of a football game at Roswell High School. Three West Forsyth students admitted to causing some very serious damage to the band practice field on campus. The boys drove a truck onto the field and did donuts on the field.
They are facing charges of criminal damage to property as well as charges of reckless driving.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the offense of reckless driving in today's post.
Reckless Driving in Georgia
Reckless driving is a very common charge in the state of Georgia. The law behind reckless driving is very broad and can cover a vast array of driving behaviors.
Reckless driving in Georgia is defined in O.C.G.A. 40-6-390 of the Georgia Code 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.
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, like DUI in Georgia, is classified as a serious traffic violation. If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a serious traffic violation, contact our offices today. A Georgia DUI Attorney can help you today.