It might seem strange to consider making a deal that results in a reckless driving charge. After all, a conviction for reckless driving will add points to your driving record, and that may lead to possible revocation of your right to drive. But in some instances, it is to your benefit to accept the prosecution’s offer of a reckless driving charge. Specifically, if you are charged with DUI and the state will reduce the charges to reckless driving, you should seriously consider the offer.

Reckless driving in Florida does not carry the same penalties as a DUI. For example, the possible penalties for reckless driving include:

  • Lower fines than those for DUI cases.

● Shorter terms of possible incarceration than a DUI charge.

● No impoundment of your vehicle, which might happen with a DUI, causing you the extra headache of getting your car out of impound.


Reckless driving charges also do not require you to attend defensive driving school, saving you time and expense. If you have been arrested for DUI and have questions about the benefit of reducing the charges to reckless driving, call an experienced criminal defense attorney for answers. We explain the consequences to you, so you are able to make an informed decision about your case.

Call our office to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney. We help people charged with all sorts of crimes in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Call today to schedule an appointment.