Fayetteville, AR asked in Traffic Tickets for Arkansas

Q: Is jail time mandatory for a reckless driving ticket in arkansas?

My fiance was in a hit and run accident, the other driver never stopped. Our car is totaled and the officer that arrived on the scene gave him a citation for reckless driving. He's never had more than a speeding ticket. Will he have to go to jail or is it likely that he'll just pay a fine, no one was injured in the incident.

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Adam Joseph Childers
Adam Joseph Childers
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Reckless driving carries a mandatory 5 day jail sentence. Without knowing specifics of your fiances case I cannot give you more answers as to why he was charged with reckless driving. Typically that charge can be negotiated down.

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