Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle

What Is Reckless Or Negligent Driving?

Reckless driving is driving a car in a dangerous manner, given the driving conditions, with a willful and wanton disregard for safety. This dangerous driving may or may not cause an accident, injury to others, or property damage. Negligent driving does not rise to the level of reckless driving but is still a criminal offense in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Reckless or negligent driving can include excessive speeding, illegal passing and swerving between lanes, failure to stop at stop signs, disregard for the conditions of the road, and aggressive driving, among other dangerous driving behaviors.

Penalties For Driving To Endanger

If convicted of driving to endanger, you face criminal penalties which include:

  • Imprisonment of up to two years
  • Fines up to $200
  • Driver’s license suspension

Contact The Law Office of Rachel Matos For Help

In many instances a driving to endanger charge may accompany other criminal charges including OUI/ DUI or may be charged at the scene of a motor vehicle accident. It is imperative to contact our offices as soon as possible to discuss the facts of your case. Our Law Offices of Rachel Matos understand that driving to endanger is a serious criminal charge in Massachusetts and can help guide you through the process and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.Contact (508) 386-9094 or email us today!