I was charged with reckless driving
Reckless driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a MAXIMUM of on year in the county jail and/or $2,000 fine. Again, that is the MAXIMUM possible sentence you could receive if convicted. Any sentence imposed reflects not only that facts and circumstances of the case, but your criminal history as well. You may have possible defenses to this charge, including only being guilty of the lesser-included offense of careless driving (maximum 30 days county jail and/or $500 fine). You should consider obtaining a defense attorney and applying for a court-appointed attorney if you cannot afford one.
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