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    Reckless Driving

    Reckless driving is also known by the terms dangerous driving and hoon driving. 

    Section 117(2) of the Road Transport Act 2013 states:

    A person must not drive a motor vehicle on a road furiously, recklessly or at a speed or in a manner dangerous to the public.”

    If you have been charged with reckless driving, you are considered to be in contravention of the Act and will need to go to Court. 

    Engaging an experienced reckless driving solicitor is essential to ensure that you understand the implications of reckless driving charges and the potential penalties.

    What are the penalties for reckless driving?

    Reckless driving can severely impact drivers, passengers, property and other members of the community and as such, is taken seriously by the Court.  Yet, like other traffic matters, the Court will consider whether your charges for reckless driving are a first offence, which is reflected in the prescribed maximum penalties. 
    • First offence;
      • $2,200 Court fine
      • 9 months imprisonment 
      • Unlimited disqualification at the Court’s discretion 
    • Second or subsequent offence;
      • $3,300 Court fine
      • 12 months imprisonment 
      • Unlimited disqualification at the Court’s discretion

    What are my options when charged with reckless driving?

    Subject to your circumstances, you may choose either to:

    • Plead guilty – Admit to driving recklessly or dangerous
    • Plead not guilty – Deny you drove recklessly or dangerously  

    If you decide to plead not guilty, our experienced reckless driving lawyers will vehemently protect your rights so that you get the best possible defence.  

    The best way to beat a reckless driving charge is to contact our experienced reckless driving charge lawyers.

    Our lawyers will consider the circumstances of the offence and provide tailored advice. Our dangerous driving lawyers strive to achieve the best outcomes for our clients. 

    Call reckless driving lawyers today on (02) 8084 9929 to book a consultation and understand your prospects success for defending your reckless driving charge.

    If your matter is urgent, call (02) 8084 9929 today to arrange a free initial consultation.


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