City of Atlanta Sees Another Reckless Driving Related Death

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta Municipal Court

Atlanta, Ga. - As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I have spent the last several months covering the multitude of tragic accidents occurring within the city. These accidents have ranged from accidents occurring as a result of DUI in Atlanta to speeding and reckless driving related accidents.

According to the Atlanta Police Department, another fatal accident occurred this past year where a driver was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed on Collier Road which caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a tree. This resulted in the driver's death.

In today's post, I will focus on the traffic violation of reckless driving in today's post.

Reckless Driving

Reckless driving examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Excessive Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Illegal passing
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Ignoring traffic control devices
  • Racing other vehicles on a public roadway

Georgia Law defines reckless driving in O.C.G.A. §40-6-390 as:

(a) Any person who drives any vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property commits the offense of reckless driving.

(b) Every person convicted of reckless driving shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, provided that no provision of this Code section shall be construed so as to deprive the court imposing the sentence of the power given by law to stay or suspend the execution of such sentence or to place the defendant on probation.

Therefore, if a driver is found guilty of reckless driving, he or she could face up to a year in jail as well as fines up to $1,000.

Practice Note

Call our offices today if you have been arrested or cited for reckless driving or DUI or any other related offense.

About the Author

Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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