Driving Related Offenses

Driving-Related Offenses in Little Rock

Legal Defense from a Trusted Lawyer 

Driving-related offenses are some of the most common types of criminal charges in Arkansas. These offenses range from minor traffic violations to serious felony charges. If you have been charged with a driving-related offense, it is important to understand the charges and your options.

At Wesley Rhodes, Attorney at Law, we have extensive experience defending clients against driving-related offenses. We understand the impact these charges can have on your life and we are committed to protecting your rights and your future.

If you're facing a driving-related offense, don't hesitate to contact Wesley Rhodes, Attorney at Law for dedicated legal representation. Our team is committed to fighting for your rights. 

What is Reckless Driving?

Reckless driving refers to a type of driving behavior that is considered to be significantly more dangerous than ordinary negligence or traffic violations. While the specific definition can vary by jurisdiction, reckless driving generally involves operating a vehicle with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others or property. This behavior goes beyond simple negligence and may include actions that show a blatant disregard for the foreseeable consequences of one's actions.

Some common examples of reckless driving behaviors may include:

  • Excessive Speeding: Driving at speeds significantly higher than the posted speed limit or at a speed that is unsafe given the road conditions.
  • Aggressive Driving: Engaging in aggressive behaviors such as tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, or making unsafe passing maneuvers.
  • Racing: Participating in unauthorized or illegal racing on public roads.
  • Ignoring Traffic Signals: Running red lights or stop signs, failing to yield right-of-way, or otherwise disregarding traffic signals.
  • Driving Under the Influence: Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which impairs judgment and reaction time.
  • Distracted Driving: Engaging in activities that distract from the task of driving, such as texting, talking on the phone, or other forms of distracted driving.

In many jurisdictions, reckless driving is considered a serious traffic offense and can result in significant penalties, including fines, license suspension or revocation, and even jail time in some cases. Additionally, a reckless driving conviction can have long-term consequences, such as increased insurance premiums and a permanent mark on your driving record.

It's important to note that the specific definition and penalties for reckless driving can vary by state or country, so it's essential to be familiar with the laws in your jurisdiction. If you are facing charges of reckless driving, it's advisable to seek the assistance of a qualified attorney who can provide you with legal advice and representation.

Call us at (501) 361-4459 to schedule a consultation.

Services Offered

At Wesley Rhodes, Attorney at Law, we offer a range of services to help clients facing driving-related offenses. Some of these services include:

Legal Representation 

We provide legal representation for clients facing a wide range of driving-related offenses, from minor traffic violations to serious felony charges.

Defense Strategy Development 

We work closely with clients to develop a strong defense strategy based on the specific circumstances of their case.

Negotiation with Prosecutors 

We have extensive experience negotiating with prosecutors to obtain favorable plea deals for our clients.

Courtroom Representation 

We are skilled litigators who will fight for your rights in court. We will present a strong defense and work to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.

License Suspension Hearings 

If your license has been suspended or revoked, we can help you navigate the complex process of license suspension hearings. We will work with you to gather all the necessary evidence, prepare a compelling case, and represent you in front of the hearing officer. 

Common Driving-Related Offenses

There are many different types of driving-related offenses in Arkansas. Some of the most common include:

  • DUI. This is one of the most serious driving-related offenses. It involves driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. The penalties for a DUI conviction can include fines, license suspension, and even jail time.
  • Reckless driving. This is another serious offense that involves driving with a disregard for the safety of others. This can include speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, and other dangerous driving behaviors.
  • Speeding. Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations in Arkansas. Depending on how fast you were going, you could face fines, points on your license, and even license suspension.
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked license. This is a serious offense that can result in fines, license suspension or revocation, and even jail time.
  • Hit and run. This involves leaving the scene of an accident without stopping to provide aid or information. This can result in criminal charges and civil liability.
  • Vehicular homicide. This is the most serious driving-related offense. It involves causing the death of another person while driving a vehicle. This can result in a long prison sentence and other serious penalties.
  • Leaving the scene of an accident. This is a serious case that can result in criminal charges and civil liability. If you are involved in an accident, it is important to stay at the scene and provide aid and information to others involved.

What Happens if You Commit a Driving Offense?

Driving offenses have serious repercussions that can impact your life in numerous ways if not resolved. These repercussions may include:

  • Points on your driving record. Each driving offense adds points to your driving record, and accumulation of too many points can lead to license suspension or revocation.
  • Fines and penalties. Driving offenses can result in hefty fines and penalties that can cause a significant financial burden.
  • Increased insurance premiums. Convictions for driving offenses can result in increased insurance premiums or even the loss of your insurance coverage.
  • License suspension or revocation. Some driving offenses can lead to the suspension or revocation of your driver's license, making it difficult for you to get to work or school.
  • Incarceration. In some cases, driving offenses can result in jail time, especially for repeat offenders.
  • Community service. Driving offenses can result in court-ordered community service, which can take time away from work and family.
  • Difficulty finding employment. Some employers may not hire individuals with driving offenses on their record, especially if the job requires driving.

At Wesley Rhodes, Attorney at Law, we understand the serious consequences of driving offenses and are committed to providing our clients with the best possible defense. 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights.

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At Wesley Rhodes, Attorney at Law, we believe that our commitment to providing exceptional legal representation sets us apart from other law firms. Call us today at (501) 361-4459. Located in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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