For first-time offenders in South Carolina, you may have to pay a substantial penalty. Such an offense can also result in a jail sentence of up to 30 days and a possible license suspension. Penalties for subsequent violations can be substantially higher. If reckless driving caused a crash in which someone died, the penalty is severe.
A felony DUI or manslaughter charge can result in imprisonment of up to 25 years. A reckless driving ticket is different from a normal speeding ticket. It is considered a criminal charge that could result in up to 30 days in jail. It can also result in high fines and the possible revocation of your driver's license.
If you need to speed up because of an emergency or other important reason, you may defend yourself against the traffic ticket even if you broke the law.