Driving offenses is a broad term that covers a variety of crimes, such as:
In the state of Michigan, drunk and reckless driving convictions are a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on your previous charges. For example, the first offense is a misdemeanor, and any subsequent offenses have differing penalties including some jail time and fines. In addition, your driver’s license can be suspended.
What constitutes reckless driving is rather arbitrary, and the consequences can range in severity based on the police’s assessment of the offense. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor with similar consequences as drunk driving. However, careless driving, which has a similar definition as reckless driving, is a civil offense with much lighter penalties. Our skilled criminal defense lawyers can protect your rights in situations in which your case was unfairly interpreted.
In addition, negligent driving is similar to careless driving in that it is also considered a civil infraction. Although negligent driving is not as severe an offense as reckless driving, it should still be taken seriously.