WI Reckless Driving Charge Lawyers in Milwaukee & Waukesha
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The jury instructions provide that in Wisconsin, a person charged with reckless driving: endangering safety, causing bodily harm, or causing great bodily harm may be convicted if:
- The defendant operated a vehicle on a highway; and
- The defendant operated a vehicle on a highway in a manner constituting criminal negligence; and
- The defendant's operation of the vehicle in a manner amounting to criminal negligence endangered the safety of any person or property; or
- the defendant's operation of a vehicle in a manner amounting to criminal negligence caused bodily harm or great bodily harm to another person
Wisconsin JI-Criminal 2650, 2652, 2654
* Criminal negligence means ordinary negligence to a high degree, consisting of conduct the actor should realize creates a substantial and unreasonable risk of death or great bodily harm to another.
Wisconsin Statute 346.62 defines reckless driving as follows:
(1) No person may endanger the safety of any person or property by the negligent operation of a vehicle.
(3) No person may cause bodily harm to another by the negligent operation of a vehicle.
(4) No person may cause great bodily harm to another by the negligent operation of a vehicle.
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For more information about finding a Milwaukee DUI attorney, Waukesha driving violations, and Milwaukee criminal lawyers, please contact us today! Click here for links to court information, inmate locators, and more Wisconsin criminal law resources. Reckless driving offenses in Wisconsin are serious crimes that subject you to serious consequences. It can be a crime negligently drive a car if you endanger the safety of people or property. Evidence that you caused harm to anyone while driving in a way that you should have realized created a substantial and unreasonable risk of death or great bodily harm is evidence of reckless driving in Wisconsin. If you are criminally charged in Milwaukee, Waukesha, elsewhere in SE WI with a reckless driving offense, you need tough representation. The criminal defense lawyers in Milwaukee and Waukesha, WI at Gamiño Law Offices have experience in various kinds of criminal traffic offenses in Wisconsin, including reckless driving crimes.
Wisconsin Reckless Driving Charges
Possible sentencing consequences when charged with reckless driving in Milwaukee, Waukesha or elsewhere in Wisconsin
If convicted of reckless driving endangering safety or causing bodily harm in Wisconsin, the penalties depend on whether someone was injured.
The penalty for reckless driving: endangering safety is a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $500; but if the total number of convictions in the past 4 years equals 2 or more, then the penalty also includes imprisonment of up to 1 year in the county jail.
The penalty for reckless driving: causing bodily harm is a fine of not less than $300 and not more than $2000, and imprisonment for not less than 30 days and not more than 1 year in the county jail.
The penalty for reckless driving: causing great bodily harm is a Class I Felony, with a maximum of 3 1/2 years imprisonment including 1 1/2 years of initial confinement and 2 years of extended supervision, and a fine of up to $10,000.
It is our mission to be the best Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and the area - we guard you, your rights, your reputation, your job, your future, and your freedom! If you have been arrested or charged with a reckless driving crime in Milwaukee, WI, or anywhere in Southeastern Wisconsin, call us right away. Any time you are under investigation in Wisconsin for a criminal offense, tell police officers that you wish to speak with an attorney immediately. Early intervention by an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer makes all the difference in the outcome of a criminal case in Wisconsin.
Not all criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin have the trial skills and ability to present a compelling case in court or negotiate a favorable plea agreement. At Gamiño Law Offices, our team of accomplished criminal trial and appellate attorneys have an impressive record of winning litigation skills, from pretrial motions to court or jury trials, and appeals. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we have the competent skill and aggressive ability necessary to get the results you need.
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