If you’ve been charged with an OUI/DUI, you may also have another charge tacked on: negligent operation or reckless driving.
If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you might have already been charged with negligent operation. When charged with this or reckless driving, it means that the police think you drove your car or truck in a way that endangered the safety of yourself and/or others.
When you get an OUI/DUI and a negligent or reckless operation charge together, it is much more complicated, legally speaking. Even if the prosecution can’t prove that you were driving under the influence, it can more easily prove you were driving recklessly or negligently.
If you’ve been charged with negligent or reckless operation along with an OUI/DUI, you need an experienced attorney to discuss your legal options.