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Myrtle Beach Reckless Driving Attorney

Serving Horry and Georgetown Counties: Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, Conway, Surfside, Murrell's Inlet, Longs, Aynor, Latta, Dillon and Georgetown

The South Carolina Code Provides as follows:

S.C. Code § 56-5-2920. Reckless driving; penalties; suspension of driver's license for second or subsequent offense
Any person who drives any vehicle in such a manner as to indicate either a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving. The Department of Motor Vehicles, upon receiving satisfactory evidence of the conviction, of the entry of a plea of guilty or the forfeiture of bail of any person charged with a second and subsequent offense for the violation of this section shall forthwith suspend the driver's license of any such person for a period of three months. Only those offenses which occurred within a period of five years including and immediately preceding the date of the last offense shall constitute prior offenses within the meaning of this section. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, entry of a plea of guilty or forfeiture of bail, be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than two hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days. (The fines stated in the statute do not include court costs)

The Reckless driving statute in South Carolina is very broad and can be used as a charge for excessive speeding, burnouts, erratic lane changes, or use of a cell phone while driving.  Any type of trick riding a motorcycle could be considered reckless driving under the statute. Reckless driving can be charged on public or private property in South Carolina and there is no lesser included offense.

If you have been charged with reckless driving in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Conway, or any part of Horry or Georgetown, South Carolina call Attorney Trent Chambers at (843) 692-7953 to discuss your options in defending the charge.