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Operation in Willful or Wanton Disregard of the Safety of Persons or Property

Moving Traffic Violation - Ohio Statute 4511.20

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Kenneth C. Walz, JD, RRT-NPS aggressively defends the legal rights of those who have been cited and/ or charged for Operation of a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property in the Perrysburg, Maumee, Sylvania, Toledo, Lambertville or the Northwest Ohio and Southwest Michigan areas. Contact Mr. Walz, an experienced Operation of a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property Defense Attorney - Lawyer by calling (419) 931-0067 (Ohio) or (734) 568-0136 (Michigan).

Listed below is information regarding the law as it relates to Operation of a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property in the State of Ohio.

Operation in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property

  • Criminal Offense: Yes - Misdemeanor of the Fifth Degree (Minor Misdemeanor)

  • Moving or Nonmoving Violation: Moving Violation

  • Point On Drivers License: 4

  • Conviction Penalties: no incarceration, $150 maximum fine

Operation in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property - If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense

  • Criminal Offense: Yes - Misdemeanor of the Forth Degree

  • Moving or Nonmoving Violation: Moving Violation

  • Point On Drivers License: 4

  • Conviction Penalties: not more than 30 days incarceration, $250 maximum fine

Operation in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property - If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses

  • Criminal Offense: Yes - Misdemeanor of the Third Degree

  • Moving or Nonmoving Violation: Moving Violation

  • Point On Drivers License: 4

  • Conviction Penalties: not more than 60 days incarceration, $500 maximum fine


What the Statute Says:

4511.20 Operation in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property.

(A) No person shall operate a vehicle, trackless trolley, or streetcar on any street or highway in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property.

(B) Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

Effective Date: 01-01-2004


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