Fight Back Against A Reckless Driving Charge. Contact Our Wheaton Attorneys.

Some traffic violations are serious enough to be considered criminal offenses. Examples are reckless driving and driving under the influence. Any time you are facing criminal charges, it is important to put your case in the hands of an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.

At Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C., our attorneys defend drivers from all types of traffic tickets and criminal charges in Wheaton, Naperville and other communities in DuPage County. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

What Is Reckless Driving?

Reckless driving is driving that threatens the safety of other drivers, passengers or pedestrians. An example is driving more than 40 miles an hour over the speed limit. The judgment of the police officer making the arrest is often the determining factor in whether you will be charged with reckless driving, aggravated reckless driving or a lesser charge such as speeding.

The following chart summarizes the potential penalties for reckless driving in Illinois:

ChargePenalty
Reckless driving
  • Class A misdemeanor
  • Up to one year in jail and $2,500 fine
  • Possible driver's license suspension or revocation based on points and past driving record
Aggravated reckless driving
  • Class 4 felony
  • Up to three years in prison and $25,000 fine
  • Immediate driver's license suspension or revocation

Using our 115 years of combined experience, our lawyers will work to minimize the consequences you face. We can seek to get the reckless driving charge dismissed or reduced, argue against driver's license suspension and work to get your license reinstated. We may also be able to get a misdemeanor charge expunged from your record.

Contact Our Wheaton Traffic Offense Lawyers

Contact us online, or call our office locally at 630-517-3279 or toll free at 888-349-0695 to schedule an appointment with a DuPage County reckless driving attorney. Our office is conveniently located near the courthouse in Wheaton, Illinois.

We offer evening and weekend appointments on request.

We accept credit cards.