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Reckless Driving Leads to Serious Crash Just South of Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A man is in critical condition after he was involved in a wreck that closed a busy interstate just south of the city of Atlanta.

Only one car was involved in the accident. All lanes were shut down during the investigation. According to witnesses, the man was driving the car at speeds of at least 100 MPH. He allegedly lost control of the vehicle as a result and crashed near the wood line.

Most of the time, DUI and other crimes in Atlanta go hand in hand.

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Atlanta, you could face very stiff penalties. Atlanta DUI Penalties are harsh, and on top of that, often times people can face additional charges along with DUI.

These can range from less serious crimes, such as open container in Atlanta to incredibly serious crimes such as vehicular homicide. Any additional charges have the ability to enhance penalties, including greater fines, increased jail time, or longer driver's license suspension.

As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I will outline the offense of reckless driving in today's post as a result of the story above.

Reckless Driving in Atlanta

Even though this incident took place south of Atlanta, the same Georgia Law applies. According to the Georgia Code, reckless driving is defined in O.C.G.A. §40-6-390 as:

Any person who drives any vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property commits the offense of reckless driving.

Every person convicted of reckless driving shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, provided that no provision of this Code section shall be construed so as to deprive the court imposing the sentence of the power given by law to stay or suspend the execution of such sentence or to place the defendant on probation.

Practice Note

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a serious traffic violation, such as DUI in Atlanta, contact our offices today.

As a firm we are dedicated to representing those who have been arrested for DUI in the city of Atlanta. We are focused solely on DUI Law. We handle all offenses related to DUI as well. So contact our offices today for a free consultation.

An Atlanta DUI Attorney can help you now.

About the Author

Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense. He exclusively handles DUI Cases. As a former DUI Prosecutor he knows both sides of your case. Put his experience to work for you. You only have 10 days to protect your right to drive. Call now for immediate attention. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.


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