Reckless Driving Laws in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Reckless Driving Penalties are specific and have minimum and maximum consequences for you if you're convicted of it.   A first offense reckless driving conviction in New Hampshire is a violation level offense; it is not a criminal charge or conviction.  The minimum penalty for a first offense reckless driving charge in New Hampshire is a 60 day revocation of your right to drive and a minimum $500.00 fine plus a $120.00 penalty assessment.  You get 6 points on your driving record in New Hampshire and a major motor vehicle violation for the purposes of "habitual offender" calculation.  It is best to have an experienced New Hampshire attorney who knows how to read and explain the impact that a conviction for reckless driving would have on you.

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Below is a copy of New Hampshire's "Reckless Driving Law":

TITLE XXI  Motor Vehicles
CHAPTER 265  Rules of the Road - Serious Traffic Offenses
RSA 265:79  (2012)

265:79  Reckless Driving; Minimum Penalty.

 Whoever upon any way drives a vehicle recklessly, or causes a vehicle to be driven recklessly, as defined in RSA 626:2, II(c)*, or so that the lives or safety of the public shall be endangered, or upon a bet, wager, or race, or who drives a vehicle for the purpose of making a record, and thereby violates any of the provisions of this title or any rules adopted by the director, shall be, notwithstanding the provisions of title LXII, guilty of a violation and fined not less than $500 for the first offense and $750 for the second offense nor more than $1,000 and his or her license shall be revoked for a period of 60 days for the first offense and from 60 days to one year for the second offense.

* RSA 626:2 II (c) General Requirements of Culpability: "Recklessly" is denied as follows:
"Recklessly".  A person acts recklessly with respect to a material element of an offense when he is aware of and consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the materialelement exists or will rsult from his conduct.  The risk must be of such a nature and degree thatm considering the the circumstances known to him, its disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the conduxct that a law-abiding person would observe in such a situation.  A person who creates such a risk but is unaware therof solely by reason of having voluntarily engaged in intoxication or hypnosis also acts recklessly with regard thereto.


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