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Reckless Operation Attorney in Columbus Ohio

How You Can Be Wrongfully Charged with Reckless Operation

Section 4511.20 of the Ohio Revised Code states that “No person shall operate a vehicle … on any street or highway in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property.” The state statute makes a point of not explicitly defining “willful or wanton disregard. That omission represents the number-one reason a driver might be wrongfully charged with reckless operation. Continue reading

Reckless Operation Attorney in Columbus Ohio

What are the Differences Between Reckless Operation and Physical Control?

Reckless driving or reckless operation is a fairly common traffic offense on Ohio roadways.  The reason it is a common offense is that it can be used as a “catch-all” charge which could include infractions as diverse as passing a school bus, weaving in and out of traffic, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, extremely excessive speed, and even following too closely or tail gating.  But don’t be fooled, even though it is a common offense, the penalties associated with it can be very serious and have a big impact on your driving record if not your life. Continue reading