When it comes to reckless driving, the state of Tennessee has some pretty strict penalties. Let’s first define what a motorist can be convicted of such for:

  • Driving in “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property”
  • Doing a “wheelie” on a motorcycle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property
  • Driving into a flooded area that’s clearly marked with a warning sign or protective barricade

There are several penalties for driving-related charges in Tennessee. Be aware that reckless driving is classified as a class B misdemeanor. Convicted motorists may receive a punishment of up to and including six months in jail, as well as nearly $600 in fines. On top of that, those who accumulate two reckless driving convictions within one calendar year face a 12-month suspension of their license.  

At Cavett, Abbott & Weiss, we are dedicated to providing effective, efficient, and reliable trial counsel to corporate and individual clients. Our federal criminal defense attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience defending the rights of the accused. Why is that important for you? Many clients who face driving-related charges hire inexperienced attorneys and wind up finding themselves in jail and out of a job. Don’t let that happen to you! Rest assured that our lawyers have good relationships with local prosecuting attorneys and will do everything in their power to achieve the best outcome for you.

Our Chattanooga lawyers always go the extra mile in helping clients. We aren’t like other firms that hand off cases to paralegals and rarely communicate. The law office of Cavett, Abbott & Weiss has established a reputation as being the go-to counsel for criminal defense and civil litigation.

As you’re driving around the area, please remember to be safe and obey all traffic laws. If you happen to find yourself in a position where you’re dealing with driving-related charges, don’t hesitate to contact us.