October 15, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

With an approximate population of 311,575, Riverside is the biggest city in the Inland Empire Metropolitan Area. Located in Southern California, Riverside attracts many residents for its prime location 12 miles southwest of San Bernardino and 60 miles east of Los Angeles. The city of Riverside derives its name from its position next to the Santa Ana River.

Although considered a safe place to live, similar to most largely populated urban areas, arrests are made time and again in Riverside for reckless driving. However, just as it is the case when an individual is arrested for DUI, being arrested for reckless driving does not mean that you are guilty.

Being charged with reckless driving in Riverside can leave a person feeling overwhelmed regarding their legal rights and the potential consequences they face. 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. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense and can result in imprisonment for 5 to 90 days, a fine of $145 to $1,000, or both. Considering that these penalties can greatly influence your life and your record, it may be in your best interest to contact a skilled Riverside reckless driving defense lawyer who has many years of experience handling such cases.

A reckless driving conviction in Riverside can result in the DMV adding points to your driver’s license, which is similar to what happens with a drunk driving conviction. If you are facing reckless driving or DUI charges, get in touch with the experienced Southern California criminal defense attorneys at Wallin and Klarich today. We have been aggressively defending the rights of those facing criminal charges in California for more than 30 years, providing us the legal resources and knowledge to obtain a successful outcome in any criminal case. Call Wallin and Klarich today at 888-280-6839 for a case evaluation.

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