November 12, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

The city of Hollywood is a renowned district in Los Angeles, California. Situated just west-northwest of Downtown LA, Hollywood is widely known for being the historical center of movie stars and movie studios. Some of the most prominent landmarks in Hollywood include the Hollywood Bowl, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Capitol Records, the Griffith Park Observatory, and the Shrine Auditorium. Approximately 210,777 people live in Hollywood, which has a population density of 8,443 people per square mile. Considering the close proximity of Hollywood’s residents and the vast amount of tourists who visit throughout the entire year, incidents of reckless driving and DUI have been known to occur. In such incidents, it is important for anyone charged with reckless driving to consult with a skilled Hollywood reckless driving defense lawyer.

Under California Vehicle Code 23103, reckless driving is defined as operating a vehicle “in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property”.

Reckless driving is a serious misdemeanor offense that may result in a $145 to $1,000 fine, 5 to 90 days of imprisonment, or both. Facing these serious penalties can often make a person feel intimidated and even unsure of his or her legal rights. However, with an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side, you can trust that your rights will be defended and that you will be informed about all of your legal options.

A conviction for reckless driving in Hollywood 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 driving under the influence charges, please contact the experienced Southern California criminal defense attorneys at Wallin and Klarich today.

For over 30 years, we have been aggressively defending the rights of those facing criminal charges, providing us the legal knowledge and resources to handle any criminal case. Call Wallin and Klarich today at 888-280-6839 for a case evaluation.

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