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Did you just let go of your steering wheel while driving like Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) did in Fight Club (1999) with the narrator (Edward Norton)? Or did you attempt a reenactment of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) destroying a white 25th anniversary Lamborghini Countach? Minus the Lamborghini, of course.

Durden and Norton walked away from letting go, but Belfort is arrested for reckless driving.

Reckless driving is mostly cool in movies where even if people die or are injured and property is destroyed or damaged, we all know it’s just make-believe. But letting go when you’re behind the wheel has serious consequences in the real California rather than the fake Hollywood.

Reckless driving in California is more than a routine traffic violation. It is operating a motor vehicle with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of other people or property. That means the Fight Club drivers are guilty, not the driver in The Wolf of Wall Street, who should have been arrested for a DUI.

Reckless driving is a misdemeanor, but don’t sigh in relief. These days, people are being sentenced to federal prison for a misdemeanor.

The Penalties for Reckless Driving:

The penalty for a reckless driving misdemeanor is:

The penalty for a reckless driving felony is:

Examples of Reckless Driving

There are also a number of types of reckless driving you can be charged with:

If you are charged with reckless driving, an experienced reckless driving offense lawyer is aware that there could be other reasons for the way you drove:

If you find yourself faced with reckless driving charges, it is in your best interest to call an experienced reckless driving lawyer. Call the Flores Law Group in Tustin, California for a personal case evaluation at (714) 689-2660 today.

Edward R. Flores, Esq.

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