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Lake County Reckless Driving Attorney

Lake County Reckless Driving Attorney Kevin J. Pitts and Kelly Johnson have handled many reckless driving cases as a former Florida prosecutor and criminal defense attorney.  In addition to fighting the charge, we will look into negotiating for a reduced charge to a non-criminal traffic infraction, and can negotiate for a withhold of adjudication to keep points off your driver’s license and avoid a formal conviction. The State Attorney’s office will typically request a driver’s improvement class along with a fine if a reduction is to a traffic ticket is negotiated.  There are numerous defenses to reckless driving cases, but each case is different and we will need to look at the facts of YOUR case!  Call 352.735.4342 today.  We have over 10 years combined experience in criminal defense and criminal traffic offenses in Central Florida.

If the case is reduced to a civil traffic infraction you will not have a criminal record. Attorneys Kevin J. Pitts and Heiko Moenckmeier are experienced in helping Lake County residents charged with criminal traffic offenses.  We would be happy to discuss your case with you. Retaining an experienced criminal traffic attorney can help you achieve the best possible outcome in your Lake County case. The initial consultation is always free. Call Lake County reckless driving attorneys Kevin J. Pitts and Kelly Johnson today at 
352.735.4342 to set up a free initial consultation. We handle reckless and wet reckless driving throughout Central Florida.

Reckless driving in Lake County is a hybrid misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail, 12 months of probation and a $500 fine. A second reckless driving can be punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine. If serious bodily injury occurs the case can be charged as a third degree felony with a maximum punishment of 5 years in prison, 5 years on probation and a $5,000 fine. In addition to any other penalties if the court has reasonable cause to believe that the use of alcohol, chemical substances or substances controlled under chapter 893 contributed to the reckless driving (called a wet reckless), the court shall direct the driver to complete a DUI program substance abuse education course and evaluation. The DUI program conducting the evaluation can refer the driver to an authorized substance abuse treatment provider for substance abuse evaluation and treatment. If the driver does not complete the treatment the court shall suspend their driver’s license.  In 2013 Lake County had 111 reckless driving cases. 

A misdemeanor in Lake County is serious and a Lake County reckless driving ticket can result in jail or probation with substantial conditions. To prove a reckless driving case in Lake County the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver willfully endangered person or property of another. Simply driving fast is not sufficient to establish reckless driving. Mere negligence is sufficient to establish careless driving but not reckless driving. The challenge the prosecutor faces in a reckless driving case is to prove to a jury that the driving was willful. Lake County reckless driving lawyer Kevin J. Pitts is a former Florida prosecutor that has defended and prosecuted reckless driving cases. Just because a police officer says that you drove recklessly does not mean they can prove it. If you are accused of reckless driving in Tavares, Clermont, Eustis, Fruitland Park, Leesburg, Umatilla, Mount Dora or the surrounding areas call Lake County reckless driving attorneys Kevin Johnson and Kevin Pitts today at 352.735.4342 to set up a free consultation. 

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Attorney Kevin J. Pitts
4195 N 17-92
Sanford, Florida 32773
PHONE (407)-268-3688
CELL (407)-883-6853
FAX (407)-732-4834

pittslaw@gmail.com

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Attorney Kelly C. Johnson
1900 North Donnelly Street
Mount Dora, Florida 32757
PHONE (352)-735-4342
CELL (407)-883-6853
FAX (352)-735-4421

kjohnson@kjlawpa.com


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Attorney Kevin J. Pitts
747 South Ridgewood Ave., #105
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
PHONE (386)-451-5112
CELL (407)-883-6853
FAX (407)-732-4834

pittslaw@gmail.com

Attorney Kevin J. Pitts
Lake County Reckless Driving Attorney, Lake County Reckless Driving Lawyer
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