Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is a very serious traffic offense in Delaware. If convicted you will face very severe consequences such as loss of driving privileges, increased insurance premiums and possibly a jail sentence. If you have been arrested for reckless driving in Kent County, Delaware or Sussex County, Delaware you should speak with Dover Delaware Reckless Driving Defense Attorney John R. Garey.

Call Mr. Garey by dialing 302-744-9290. You can also email Kent County Delaware Reckless Driving Defense Lawyer John R. Garey by clicking here.

Reckless Driving Laws In Delaware

(a) No person shall drive any vehicle in wilful 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, § 1; 65 Del. Laws, c. 503, § 1970 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 175 Del. Laws, c. 315, § 6.;

Let A Sussex County Delaware Traffic Ticket Attorney Help You

You do not want to face a serious traffic violation alone. To discuss your rights call Kent County Delaware Traffic Offense Lawyer John R. Garey at 302-744-9290. Or, email Milford Delaware Driving Offense Attorney John R. Garey here.

Mr. Garey serves those accused of crimes and traffic violations in Kent County, Delaware and Sussex County, Delaware such as: Smyrna, Dover, Milford, Little Creek, Seaford, Millsboro, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Lewes, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View and Dagsboro.