State of Washington v. L.C.
Charges: Reckless driving
Outcome: Reduction to civil (non-criminal) infraction of negligent driving second degree.
Description: Client accused of driving his 4x4 pickup up to 110 mph on SR 512 while passing vehicles and being pursued by law enforcement. Client eventually pulled over. Prosecutor was willing to reduce from the criminal offense of reckless driving to the infraction of negligent driving 2nd degree upon completion of a defensive driving school, court costs and the promise not to speed 10 mph or over for two years. Client was very satisfied with this outcome as it kept him free of a criminal record.
Court: Pierce County District Court #1