Often times people enjoy watching action packed movies with fast moving race cars and fancy maneuvering, and suspenseful explosions that the hero fearlessly survives. However, when it comes to the real world these kinds of things don’t normally end with fireworks and a romantic embrace between the hero and his attractive lover. While reckless driving in the state of Nevada may seem like an exciting way to spend a weekend night, it’s not.
If you or a loved one have ever decided to implement a creative way of driving on the Las Vegas strip and got carried away by the glittering lights and loud club sounds, you may have found out, far too late, that the glittering lights are actually police headlights and the loud sounds are sirens; by this time you should probably have realized that you were in big trouble. What do you do?
The most important thing to know if you happen to find yourself in trouble with the law is what you did wrong; understanding Nevada traffic laws will help you understand exactly why you are in trouble, and what you can do to avoid it in the future. The NRS 484B.653 (Nevada Revised Statutes) defines reckless driving as “[Driving] a vehicle in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property.” Examples of this would be stunts such as:
- driving significantly over the speed limit,
- running red lights
- hitting medians and shoulders while driving, or
- disregarding an officer’s order to stop their car.
Reckless driving violation in Nevada are typically a misdemeanor; typically but not always. If while perusing down the Las Vegas strip, a driver happens to inadvertently fly onto the sidewalk and mow down an unexpected with inferior reflexes, then reckless driving misdemeanor transforms into a felony.
Penalties for reckless driving in Nevada vary by the damages caused and can be up to 6 months in jail and a $2,000 fine. For felony reckless driving cases, the penalties can be up to 6 years in prison and $5,000 in fines.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for reckless driving, understand that experienced attorney such as George from Trachtman Law have what it takes to properly defend your rights. Call us today at 702-474-0404 to learn more about what we can do for you.