Atlanta, Ga. - Authorities reported that a woman was killed on Monday in a crash in South Fulton. The accident involved two vehicles. Investigators believe that speed was a significant factor in the cause of the collision. As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I will focus on the law behind one of the possible offenses that may have led to the fatal accident - reckless driving.
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.
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