Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is often used as a catch-all traffic violation, used to punish individuals for any traffic incident that seems careless or unsafe, or to increase the punishment and severity of another traffic violation.

In Illinois, you can be charged with reckless driving for driving more than 20 mph over the speed limit or for driving faster than 80 mph. However, because the speed limit on many of our highways and interstates is 70 mph, an individual could face reckless driving charges for driving 11 mph over the speed limit.

If you received a traffic ticket for reckless driving, it's important to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. The penalties for traffic violations in Illinois can be severe, so understanding your options and fighting for your rights is critical.

We Will Fight To Reduce The Charges You Face

At The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC, we fight to reduce the charges our clients face and mitigate the penalties they face. We represent individuals in Edwardsville and throughout the surrounding communities.

In some situations, we may be able to have the charges against you dropped entirely. However, if that is not possible, we can fight to have the charges reduced to something less serious, such as a moving violation or a speeding ticket.

Because the penalties can increase with each subsequent traffic violation, you need to fight every charge you face. At the very least, you should understand the impact a conviction could have on your future, so you can make an educated choice about whether to fight the charge.

We offer free initial consultations to help ensure you know what is at stake. Learn more by contacting attorney Jessica Koester online or by calling us at 618-307-4192 or toll free at 866-397-9110.