As a major suburb in Orange County, the city of Irvine has an approximate population of 207,500. As the home of many Universities and situated within close proximity to popular beach sites such as Newport and Laguna, Irvine’s population is on the rise and receives many tourists on a regular basis. Irvine was deemed the fourth best place to live in the entire United States by CNNMoney.com in 2008 due to its excellent housing, schools, and jobs. In addition, the FBI reported in June 2009 that Irvine had the lowest violent crime rate of cities in the U.S. with populations over 100,000. Nevertheless, incidents of reckless driving, which can include drunk driving charges, have been known to occur in Irvine.
During the often confusing and overwhelming aftermath of a reckless driving charge in Irvine, a skilled Irvine reckless driving defense attorney can be relied on to inform an accused of his or her rights and provide knowledgeable legal assistance and representation. No one ever thinks that they will be charged with reckless driving; however, if an officer deciphers your driving to reflect “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property”, as it is defined in California Vehicle Code 23103, then you may be charged with reckless driving. This offense is a misdemeanor and can result in harsh penalties such as imprisonment for 5 to 90 days, a fine of $145 to $1,000, or both.
If you have been charged with reckless driving or with DUI in Irvine, you may want to contact an experienced and aggressive Southern California criminal defense lawyer from Wallin and Klarich as soon as possible. Our attorneys have been defending the rights of those facing criminal charges in California for over 30 years, providing us the resources and familiarity with local courts that you need to obtain a positive outcome in your criminal case. Call Wallin and Klarich today at 888-280-6839 for a case evaluation.