Careless and Imprudent Driving (C&I)

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What is careless and imprudent driving?

Careless and imprudent driving refers to reckless and thoughtless disregard for the safety of oneself and others on the road. Careless and imprudent driving encompasses a wide range of behaviors that may include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving (e.g., texting, talking on the phone)
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Tailgating
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Reckless lane changes
  • Aggressive driving

Penalties for C&I

Pleading guilty or getting convicted of a C&I ticket carries various consequences. However, they typically include a range of legal consequences designed to deter and punish reckless behavior on the road. These penalties may include fines, license suspension or revocation, points on one’s driving record, mandatory defensive driving courses, and probation.

In the most extreme cases of careless and imprudent driving (C&I) charge, imprisonment may be imposed, especially in cases involving extreme recklessness or multiple repeat offenses.

Why hire an attourney for a C&I charge?

Retaining a traffic attorney is a small price to pay when compared to the potential hefty fines and repercussions you may face if you admit guilt or get convicted of a C&I charge.

Contact Ozark DWI Law Clinic today for a consultation with our attorney.