December 1, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

Van Nuys is located in the center of the San Fernando Valley within Los Angeles County. With an approximate population of 136,443 in 2000, the city of Van Nuys continues to grow as it attracts more and more residents each and every year. Van Nuys Boulevard, the main street in Van Nuys, is well-known for its spread of car dealerships. Also noteworthy is that a set situated in Van Nuys was the filming spot for TV show Beverly Hills 90210. In being so near to Los Angeles, Van Nuys experiences its moments of congested roads. This often motivates law enforcement to keep a look-out for suspected reckless driving and motorists driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

In the event that an officer believes you have operated your vehicle “in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property” as stated in California Vehicle Code 23103, then you may be charged with reckless driving. A reckless driving conviction can result in points added to your driver’s license by the DMV, which is similar to what takes place with a DUI conviction.

Reckless driving may also result in imprisonment for 5 to 90 days, a fine of $145 to $1,000, or both. Taking into account that reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense, anyone who faces this charge may want to seek legal assistance from a skilled Van Nuys reckless driving defense lawyer as soon as possible.

If you have been charged with reckless driving or with DUI in Van Nuys, contact the experienced Southern California criminal defense lawyers at 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 with the 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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