In Arizona, it’s a crime to drive a vehicle “in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property.” The reckless driving law doesn’t define what “reckless disregard” means. But generally, an action is reckless when the person is aware the conduct is risky but decides to do it anyway.
The consequences of a reckless driving conviction depend on the circumstances. But the possible penalties are:
In Arizona, it’s possible for a driver who’s charged with operating under the influence (OUI) to plea bargain for a lesser charge. When a DUI is plea-bargained down to a reckless driving charge, it’s sometimes called a “wet reckless.”
The consequences of a reckless driving conviction in Arizona can be serious. If you’ve been arrested for or charged with reckless driving, get in contact with an experienced defense attorney. A qualified attorney can explain how the law applies to the facts of your case and help you decide on how best to handle your situation.