Is reckless driving a felony in NH?

I recently got pulled over for speeding in New Hampshire. I was let off with a warning, but the officer told me I could be hit with serious consequences for reckless driving next time. What type of charge is reckless driving in New Hampshire?

Macy Fouse · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Wow, you dodged a bullet! For future reference, reckless driving is not a felony in New Hampshire. It’s a non-criminal offense—but it still comes with serious consequences.
Reckless driving is considered any driving behavior that puts the safety of people or property at risk, which in New Hampshire includes driving over 100 mph, driving under the influence, or engaging in street racing.
If you’re convicted of reckless driving, some of the consequences you may face include:
  • Misdemeanor charge
  • 60-day license suspension
  • $500 fine
  • Points against your driving record
  • Court fees
  • Mandatory counseling
  • Rehabilitation classes
  • Jail time
The consequences you’re dealt will vary depending on your specific case. Note that you will face much more serious charges if reckless driving led to vehicular assault or homicide.
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