In a rare bipartisan bill in the Wisconsin Legislature, the penalties for reckless driving are getting more strict. In a recent vote, as summarized by the Associated Press, https://apnews.com/article/wisconsin-reckless-driving-legislation-530dfe547502d5ff618c66f41580f171, the legislature is seeking to curb a reported 32% year over year increase in reckless driving citations in 2021. Accordingly, the bill will double the fine and forfeiture ranges. Likewise, the fine for any reckless driving offense that causes injury would increase to $4,000, and any offense causing great bodily injury would carry a 6 year prison sentence up from a three-and-a-half year maximum sentence.
If you are facing a charge for reckless driving it is important to hire a defense lawyer who knows how to help you avoid these serious consequences. Call us today for a consultation.