A Portland man is in custody after crashing into a TriMet bus. At approximately 8:30 PM, a pickup truck rear-ended this bus, causing injury to four of the fourteen passengers on board. The driver of the pick up truck left the scene but then returned a short time later. Police arrested the driver and charged him with driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving. His identity was not released and it is not clear if he has a Portland criminal defense lawyer.
Portland Criminal Defense Lawyer on Reckless Driving
While everyone understands how serious drunk driving charges are, people may not be aware that reckless driving can be just as serious. Reckless driving in Oregon is a Class A misdemeanor, which is the same as a first time DUII. A Portland criminal defense lawyer can help get these charges reduced or thrown out to avoid some of the serious penalties that come along with a conviction of reckless driving.
Some potential penalties a person could face if convicted of reckless driving are:
- 90 day license suspension
- Fines and penalties
- Points assessed against license
- Increase in insurance rates
- Possible jail time (although unlikely for a first conviction)
Reckless driving is a serious charge that requires the attention of a Portland criminal defense lawyer. Not only will you be unable to drive to work or school, the increased insurance rates will mean a penalty that carries on well into the future. The defense attorneys at Corbridge & Kroll have experience handling the most serious of traffic matters and will work diligently to get these charges reduced or dropped.
If you have gotten a serious traffic ticket, don’t delay. Contact Corbridge & Kroll right away.