Aggressive Driving Charges Have Serious Consequences
Matthew Lopez Law, PLLC, represents clients throughout the state of Arizona who have been charged with aggressive driving. Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute, a person can be charged with aggressive driving when they are traveling at an excessive rate of speed and while:
- Running a red light
- Committing an unsafe lane change
- Failing to yield
- Tailgating another driver
Mitigating The Charges For Aggressive Driving
Often times, people do not realize the consequences associated with receiving a citation for aggressive driving. Moreover, several of my clients believe the citation is for a civil infraction. This belief is incorrect.
Receiving a citation for aggressive driving is a criminal charge and is a class 1 misdemeanor. A conviction for aggressive driving could result in:
- Driver’s license suspension
- Court costs
- Traffic survival school
- Increased insurance
More importantly, a conviction for aggressive driving will forever be reflected on your criminal record, which could drastically affect your current and future employment.
Defenses Against Aggressive Driving Charges
With the severe penalties associated with an aggressive driving conviction, it is important that you contact an experienced, aggressive attorney immediately. Matthew Lopez Law knows how to challenge facts in an aggressive driving charge.
In every case, we interview the police officer involved to determine whether our clients’ driving behavior amounted to a violation of the aggressive driving statute. We work closely with prosecutors to provide clients with the best results possible, whether that be a complete dismissal or reducing the aggressive driving charge to a civil infraction.