Explaining Careless Driving

If you are charged with careless driving you will need to ensure that you fully understand what you are being charged with because if you are convicted the penalties can be quite severe. A driver is charged with careless driving when it is believed that the driver did not give their proper attention to operating their vehicle and to other drivers. The minimum fine for careless driving is a fine of two hundred dollars, however you could also be sentenced up to 6 months in jail, or even have your license suspended for two years.

Usually when you are charged with careless driving you can speak to the prosecutor of your case and exchange a guilty plea for a reduced sentence. The prosecutor is usually willing to go this route as it will cut down on the amount of time spent on the case and costs.

It should be noted that careless driving isn’t the same charge as dangerous driving. The charge dangerous driving is much more serious and if you are charged with dangerous driving you should the advice of a Lawyeras this charge can carry a maximum sentence of up to 5 years in jail.

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