Reckless Driving & Florida DUI’s

We get it – the world of Key West DUIs is a very confusing one. Let’s start with this simple reassuring reality – just because you are being charged with a DUI does not necessarily mean that you will be convicted of it. So stop worrying and start working on your defense!

The last thing you want to do is simply accept the charges against you and have to deal with a DUI conviction for the rest of your life. Working with an experienced Key West DUI attorney can help to reduce or completely eliminate the charges against you. There are viable defenses to a DUI charge, and one strategy is to negotiate down a DUI charge to Reckless Driving.

A Key West Reckless Driving charge still carries some serious consequences, but it will have much less of an impact on you now and in the future than a DUI. Here’s a look at some of the benefits of a reckless driving conviction over a DUI:

  • No mandatory adjudication: What does that mean? Simple – if the judge  , you have the possibility (not guaranteed) of having this charged removed from your record at some point in the future.
  • Lesser punishment: The punishment for a Reckless Driving is less severe than a DUI, such as lower fines.
  • Less of an impact on other areas of your life: Getting a DUI is so much more than fines and a suspended license. It also means that you will have to deal with high insurance premiums and answering for this conviction on a wide range of applications. While your car insurance company will pretty much raise your rate for anything, the only time you will have to answer for a Reckless Driving conviction is if you were applying for a commercial drivers’ license.

A Reckless Driving charge is the only charge a Florida Driving Under the Influence charge can be reduced down to and one that requires skillful lawyering. Ultimately, the best approach to your DUI case depends on the specifics of your case, and this is something we will go over at your initial free consultation with Alan Fowler. Alan’s approach to your DUI defense is simple – he will not rest until he gets a favorable result for your case.  Call Alan at 305.912.2516 today!