Is reckless driving a class A or B misdemeanor?

Full Question:

In may of 1980 I went to municipal court in Alabama for a DUI charge. I had the charge lowered to reckless driving and would like to know if this falls into the catagory of a class A or B misdemeanor?
11/03/2007   |   Category: Criminal   |   State: Alabama   |   #11531

Answer:

The following is an Alabama statute:

§ 32-5A-190. Reckless driving.

(a) Any person who drives any vehicle carelessly and
heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard for the rights or
safety of persons or property, or without due caution and
circumspection and at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger
or be likely to endanger any person or property, shall be
guilty of reckless driving.

(b) Every person convicted of reckless driving shall be
punished upon a first conviction by imprisonment for a period
of not less than five days nor more than 90 days, or by fine of
not less than $25.00 nor more than $500.00, or by both such
fine and imprisonment, and on a second or subsequent conviction
shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 10 days nor
more than six months, or by a fine of not less than $50.00 nor
more than $500.00, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and
the court may prohibit the person so convicted from driving a
motor vehicle on the public highways of this state for a period
not exceeding six months, and the license of the person shall
be suspended for such period by the director of public safety
pursuant to section 32-5A-195.

(c) Neither reckless driving nor any other moving violation
under this chapter is a lesser included offense under a charge
of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

§ 13A-5-3. Classification of offenses.

(a) Offenses are designated as felonies, misdemeanors or
violations.

(b) Felonies are classified according to the relative
seriousness of the offense into three categories:

(1) Class A felonies;

(2) Class B felonies; and

(3) Class C felonies.

(c) Misdemeanors are classified according to the relative
seriousness of the offense into three categories:

(1) Class A misdemeanors;

(2) Class B misdemeanors; and

(3) Class C misdemeanors.

(d) Violations are not classified.

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