North Dakota defines “reckless driving” as driving:
Basically, a person can be convicted of reckless driving for operating a vehicle in a manner that puts people or property in danger.
The consequences of a reckless driving violation depend on the circumstances. But generally, the possible penalties are:
A reckless driving conviction will add eight demerit points to a motorist’s driving record. And an aggravated reckless driving violation is 12 points. Accumulating too many points can lead to license suspension.
In North Dakota, it’s possible for a person who’s accused of driving under the influence (DUI) 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 facts of every case are different. 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.