+

The Ticket Clinic Has Locations Nationwide

Florida - Hire Us Now

California - Visit Website

Ticket in another state? Click Here!

X
The Ticket Clinic Mobile App
On the App Store
View
Call for a Free Consultation
1-800-CITATION (248-2846)


Careless Driving v. Reckless Driving

Careless driving and reckless driving citations are often confused.  However, there are some important distinctions.  While both citations indicate that a motor vehicle is being operated in an irresponsible fashion, the potential penalties are very different.In Florida, careless driving is defined as failing to drive a motor vehicle in a careful and prudent manner. There is no analysis as to the driver’s state of mind.  Conversely, reckless driving is defined as driving a motor vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of other people and/or property.  The intent of the driver should be taken into account when issuing a reckless driving ticket.

Careless driving can carry a hefty fine and points on your license but it is not a criminal infraction, whereas reckless driving is a criminal offense that can carry a jail sentence in addition to fines and points.

If you receive a ticket for reckless driving, the prosecution must prove your state of mind – that you operated the vehicle with willful disregard for the safety of other people and/or property.  This is often difficult to prove, so given the hefty penalties of a reckless driving ticket, you should consider fighting it if you receive one.

If you have received a careless driving or reckless driving ticket and have questions, call The Ticket Clinic at 1.800.CITATION.  We handle careless driving and reckless driving tickets in Florida, California and nationwide.

What Our Clients Are Saying…

"I don't know how I can even say how greatful I am for the great work you did winning my case. So, all I can say is Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!, Thank you!, Thank you!!" Thomas J. User RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser Rating - Google Review    "I just wanted to say thank you! Your firm not only got all my daughters charges dismissed, but there were no court costs or even driving school! She had definitely gotten herself into some trouble and I cannot believe the outcome was this good!! Thank you again! I will recommend you to anyone that asks. I don't know if there are any website for reviews on law firms, but if there is let me know so I can say how excellent your firm is." Yelp User User RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser Rating - Yelp Review    "Wish I could rate them 10 stars..took care of ticket,cheaper than what the ticket would had cost, no points, no school, I am blown away, fantastic job done by these guys at a very reasonable price, sorry I can't give details because I am ashamed of my stupidity, luckily I learned my lesson and it was only a trap." Roberto C. User RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser Rating - Yelp Review    "I will use you time and time agian. Have recommended you to several family members and friends thank you so much I am very very happy with the outcome but I don't plan on getting any more tickets! Again thank you Ticket Clinic." Lisette R. User RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser Rating - Yelp Review    "They are just the best... From the people answering the phone (yes actual well spoken and courteous people) to the assistant that attended me when I visit their offices at South Dixie Highway and 22nd." Jamie C. User RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser Rating - Google Review    "The convenience is my favorite part! Entered my ticket online and paid. My ticket was $200+ ..They went to court for me and my ticket was dismissed. Emailed me confirming everything was taken care of and that was that! I do believe this is a case by case basis. I have a very good driving record so I'm happy I didn't have to waste my time with this. Highly recommend!" Kathy V. User RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser Rating - Yelp Review    "I just called them on the phone. I provided the information regarding my ticket which I felt was not my fault in an accident I was involved in. They took care of it and I didn't have to show up to court. No points, no ticket. Well worth what they charged me." George A. User RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser Rating - Google Review    "I was pleased to receive your letter of February 21, 2017 advising me that all charges against me were dismissed by the Court. I am very pleased how the Ticket Clinic handled my case. I definitely will recommend the Ticket Clinic to friends and neighbors should they be issued a traffic ticket. Many thanks again for solving my problem." Wolfgang H. User RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser Rating - Google Review    "In a world where people always seem to want to register complaints, I thought I would take a moment and register my extreme satisfaction with your company and especially for Miss T! She is extremely helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable and she is a pleasure to do business with!" Jeff M. User RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser Rating - Google Review    "Great Job!!!!! Keep up the great work.We are extremely impressed with your performance. :)" Lionel O. User RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser Rating - Google Review    "I wanted to thank you and your firm for the great job you did with my case. I'm extremely grateful that your firm worked so hard on my case to get it dismissed. I will definitely write an awesome REVIEW for the phenomenal work your firm did!!!" Elizabeth B. User RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser RatingUser Rating - Google Review