Reckless Driving and Your Record in Wisconsin

Like most states, Wisconsin has strict laws regarding reckless driving. Reckless driving is an offense that occurs when a person operates a motor vehicle in a way that poses a risk of injury to others.

The specifics of a reckless driving charge can vary greatly from case to case, depending on the specific circumstances, but most include a certain qualifying action, such as:

  • Texting while driving
  • Putting on makeup or completing other cosmetic or hygienic tasks
  • OWI (drunk driving)
  • Unlawful racing
  • Eating while driving

Reckless Driving and Your Record

If convicted of reckless driving, you could get six points added to your Wisconsin driving record. If a person receives 12 or more points on their record in one year, the Wisconsin DOT will suspend that person’s license.

12-16 points could result in a two-month suspension. The length of the suspension goes up as the points assessed go up. For example, more than 30 points results in a one-year suspension.

Consequences of a Reckless Driving Conviction

If convicted of reckless driving in Wisconsin, you could face serious repercussions. Penalties depend on the unique circumstances of your case, but can include:

  • Revocation of your driver’s license
  • Possible termination of employment
  • Fines of $150 or more
  • Six points added to your driving record

How We Can Help

At Tracey Wood & Associates, we will work to get the best possible outcome for your case. We want to help you fight back. If you have been charged with reckless driving, contact us today to schedule a free review of your case.

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