Reckless Driving in Florida

Texting and Driving in Florida

Texting and Driving in Florida

Reckless driving is a serious criminal offense that is punished as a misdemeanor in most situations but can result in a felony charge if the reckless driving resulted in serious bodily injury. The State of Florida defines reckless driving in §316.192 as, “Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.”

Some examples of reckless driving include but are not limited to:

  • Fleeing a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle
  • Weaving in and out of traffic at an extremely high rate of speed
  • Drag racing on streets or the highway
  • Texting while driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Running a traffic signal or stop sign
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Passing a stopped school bus illegally
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

If you have been arrested or cited for Reckless Driving, contact D’Lugo and DeFlora Law immediately.  We can evaluate your specific circumstances and review your defense options. Call us for a consultation (407) 870-5551.


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