September 29, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

As the largest city in California and the second largest in the U.S., Los Angeles has much to offer its residents and the hundreds of tourists who visit throughout the entire year. Also known as the “City of Angels”, Los Angeles had an estimated population in July 2008 of 3,833,995 occupying its 498.3 square miles. It’s no wonder then that the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area amounts to almost 12.9 million inhabitants. As the hot-spot of multiple major corporations, entertainment and sports venues, and with access to many vital highways, arrests are often made for reckless driving in Los Angeles which can include drunk driving charges.

Reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense, but its consequences should not be underestimated. Considering that reckless driving charges in Los Angeles can result in stiff penalties, such as a fine of $145 to $1,000, imprisonment for 5 to 90 days, or both, it may be in your best interest to seek legal assistance from an experienced Los Angeles reckless driving defense attorney. If an officer determines that you have driven a vehicle “in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property”, as defined by California Vehicle Code 23103, then you may be charged with reckless driving.

Similar to a drunk driving conviction, a reckless driving conviction can result in the DMV adding points to your driver’s license. If you have been charged with reckless driving or with DUI, contact the skilled Southern California criminal defense lawyers at Wallin and Klarich today. We have been defending the rights of those facing criminal charges in California for over 30 years, lending us the knowledge and resources to reach a successful outcome in any criminal case. Call Wallin and Klarich today at 888-280-6839 for a case evaluation.

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