Reckless Driving Attorney in Larimer County

Have you been charged with Reckless Driving in Larimer County? Read more about your charges and how an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you.
Careless Driving and Reckless Driving are very similar charges. In fact, if you are charged for Driving Recklessly, you may automatically be charged with Careless Driving because Reckless Driving involves a greater degree of intent and negligence which automatically encompasses Careless Driving. Where Careless Driving involves a lack of regard for the road or road conditions, Reckless Driving adds a lack of regard for persons or property as well.

What is Reckless Driving in Fort Collins?

C.R.S. 42-4-1401 – Reckless Driving is defined by Colorado law as:

A person who drives a motor vehicle, bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or low-power scooter in such a manner as to indicate either a wanton or a willful disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.

As a very prominent form of transportation in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park (especially with CSU college students), bicyclists, and moped riders are not immune from being charged with this misdemeanor traffic offense. Whether in a motor vehicle or on a low powered scooter, if police believe you are creating an unsafe environment for other people or property, you may be charged with Reckless Driving.

What is the Punishment for Reckless Driving in Larimer County?

Reckless Driving is a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense in Larimer, Boulder and Grand County. However, a second or subsequent conviction will heighten the punishment range.


# of Reckless Driving Offenses Larimer County Jail
Confinement Time
1 10 – 90 days $150 – $300
2 or more 10 – 180 days $50 – $1000
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A Reckless Driving conviction will add 8 points to your license, increasing insurance rates and possibly hurting future job opportunities. Many companies will see a person with a Reckless Driving conviction as a liability if the job entails the use of a company vehicle. Don’t let a Reckless Driving charge ruin your future. Call the experienced lawyers at the O’Malley Law Office for a free consultation. With over 40 years combined experience protecting people like you, we will fight for you and your future.

If you or a loved one has been contacted by the Fort Collins, Loveland or Boulder Police regarding Reckless Driving, be smart, exercise the right to remain silent and contact the O’Malley Law Office at 970-658-0007. Together, we can protect your future.