Johnson County, Kansas Reckless Driving Charges

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If you have been charged with wreckless driving anywhere in Johnson County (such as Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood or Lenexa), you should hire a traffic attorney to protect your rights.  

Reckless driving is not a simple traffic infraction! Reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to 90 days in jail AND a $500 fine for a first offense and six months in jail AND a $500 fine for a second offense.

Our law firm's traffic attorneys may be able to reduce the fine and help you avoid jail time.  Call us at (913)764-5010 today to discuss your case with a Johnson County reckless driving lawyer


8-1566: Reckless driving, penalties. (a) Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.

  1.       (b)   Except as provided in K.S.A. 8-2,142, violation of this section is a misdemeanor. Upon a first conviction of a violation of this section, a person shall be sentenced to not less than five days nor more than 90 days imprisonment or fined not less than $25 nor more than $500, or both such fine and imprisonment. On a second or subsequent conviction of a violation of this section, a person shall be sentenced to not less than 10 days nor more than six months imprisonment, or fined not less than $50 nor more than $500 or both such fine and imprisonment.

      History:   L. 1974, ch. 33, § 8-1566; L. 1984, ch. 39, § 8; L. 1989, ch. 38, § 41; Jan. 1, 1991.

8-1565: Racing on highways; misdemeanor. (a) No person shall drive any vehicle in any race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, exhibition of speed or acceleration, or for the purpose of making a speed record, and no person shall in any manner participate in any such race, competition, contest, test or exhibition.

      (b)   As used in this section, "drag race" means the operation of two or more vehicles from a point side by side at accelerating speeds in a competitive attempt to out-distance each other, or the operation of one or more vehicles over a common selected course, from the same point to the same point, for the purpose of comparing the relative speeds or power of acceleration of such vehicle or vehicles within a certain distance or time limit.

      (c)   As used in this section, "racing" means the use of one or more vehicles in an attempt to out-gain, out-distance or prevent another vehicle from passing, to arrive at a given destination ahead of another vehicle or vehicles, or to test the physical stamina or endurance of drivers over long distance driving routes.

      (d)   Violation of this section is a misdemeanor.

      History:   L. 1974, ch. 33, § 8-1565; L. 1984, ch. 39, § 7; Jan. 1, 1985.




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The traffic attorneys in our Johnson County law office represent drivers with speeding & traffic tickets/citations in Johnson County District Court and all municipal courts.  Our law firm's traffic lawyers negotiate with prosecutors to minimize or eliminate the negative affects of speeding/traffic tickets have on driving records & insurance rates.  We routinely keep our clients'  licenses "clean," saving them hundreds or thousands of $$$ in auto insurance premium increases.  Our traffic law firm's lawyers represent drivers on driving while suspended (DWS), habitual violator, or driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) cases.

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