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Is reckless driving considered a felony under Georgia criminal law

Griffin, GA |

i was charged with a dui but was dropped down to reckless driving

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In the State of Washington both DUI and reckless driving are considered gross misdemeanors, not felonies, and are punishible by a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $5000. fine. I do not believe that reckless driving would be considered a felony in Georgia


In GA reckless driving when it causes injury or death can be a felony. If no injury or death accompanies the reckless driving and there are no other aggravating factors, then GA law says if convicted of reckless driving, a misdemeanor, you are facing a fine of up to $1,000 and jail time up to one year.

You must see a GA lawyer for specifics. I am in Chicago and not licensed to practice in Griffin.


The offense of reckless driving is NOT a felony in Georgia.

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