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Delaware Reckless Driving Defense Attorney

In Delaware, reckless driving is defined as any person driving any vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. Reckless driving is a serious traffic violation that can carry with it harsh and very expensive penalties.

In Delaware, reckless driving is similar to inattentive driving minus the aspect of disregarding road or weather conditions.

If you have been charged with reckless driving in Delaware please call the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-855-9300. Or, email us here. You need skilled and experienced Delaware Defense Lawyers who will do their best to protect your rights. 

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Delaware Reckless Driving Laws

(a) No person shall drive any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property, and this offense shall be known as reckless driving.

(b) Whoever violates subsection (a) of this section shall for the first offense be fined not less than $100 nor more than $300, or be imprisoned not less than 10 nor more than 30 days, or both. For each subsequent like offense occurring within 3 years of a former offense, the person shall be fined not less than $300 nor more than $1,000, or be imprisoned not less than 30 nor more than 60 days, or both. No person who violates subsection (a) of this section shall receive a suspended sentence.

However, for the first offense, the period of imprisonment may be suspended. Whoever is convicted of violating subsection (a) of this section and who has had the charge reduced from the violation of § 4177(a) of this title shall, in addition to the above, be ordered to complete a course of instruction or program of rehabilitation established under § 4177D of this title and to pay all fees in connection therewith. In such cases, the court disposing of the case shall note in the court’s record that the offense was alcohol-related or drug-related and such notation shall be carried on the violator’s motor vehicle record.

21 Del. C. 1953, § 4175; 54 Del. Laws, c. 160, § 165 Del. Laws, c. 503, § 1970 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 175 Del. Laws, c. 315, § 6.;

Delaware Reckless Driving Penalties

First Offense: Fine ranging from $100.00-$300.00 or jail sentencing ranging from 10-30 days or both, 6 points on license

Second Offense: Fine ranging from $300.00-$1,000.00, a jail sentence of 30-60 days

Let A Sussex County Lawyer Help You

With over 20 years of experience handling traffic violations in Sussex County, Delaware the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay understands the law to a great degree. We will use that knowledge to obtain you the best possible outcome. Call the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-855-9300. Or, email us here.

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