Reckless Driving under RCW 46.61.500 is defined as “Driving with a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Often, this charge stems from high speeds, erratic driving, or other types of dangerous driving activities. It is also a charge that can sometimes be offered as a negotiated resolution on a DUI case. This is a gross misdemeanor offense in Washington and carries a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail in a $5,000 fine. A reckless Driving conviction will also carry mandatory licensing ramifications, including a minimum 30-day license suspension and three years of SR-22 high-risk insurance. For this reason, a Reckless Driving case should always be taken very seriously because it can carry long-lasting consequences even beyond a criminal conviction on your record. If you are charged with Reckless Driving, it is wise to speak with an attorney who regularly handles these types of cases.