Santa Clarita Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys


If you or a loved one has been arrested or given a citation for reckless driving in the Santa
Clarita Valley or the city of Valencia you need a local
Santa Clarita Criminal Defense Lawyer
to represent you in Court.  The offense can carry jail time, huge fines, points on your DMV
record and drivers license suspensions.  The California Vehicle Code sets forth what
constitutes a violation of reckless driving as follows:

California Vehicle Code § 23103. Reckless driving

(a)  Any person who drives any vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the
safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.
(b)  Any person who drives any vehicle in any offstreet parking facility, as defined in
subdivision (c) of Section 12500, in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or
property is guilty of reckless driving.
(c)  Persons convicted of the offense of reckless driving shall be punished by imprisonment
in a county jail for not less than five days nor more than 90 days or by a fine of not less than
one hundred forty–five dollars ($145) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by
both that fine and imprisonment, except as provided in Section 23104.

§ 23104. Reckless driving causing bodily injury

(a)  Except as provided in subdivision (b), whenever reckless driving of a vehicle
proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver, the person driving the
vehicle shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for
not less than 30 days nor more than six months or by a fine of not less than two hundred
twenty dollars ($220) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both the fine and
imprisonment.
(b)  Any person convicted of reckless driving which proximately causes great bodily injury,
as defined in Section 12022.7 of the Penal Code, to any person other than the driver, who
previously has been convicted of a violation of Section 23103, 23104, 23109, 23152, or 23153,
shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, by imprisonment in the county jail for
not less than 30 days nor more than six months or by a fine of not less than two hundred
twenty dollars ($220) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by both the fine and
imprisonment.

Contact the local Santa Clarita Valley Criminal Defense Team for  
information and options available to you at   (661) 327-7833.