Case Results | Schofield and Young
Gooding County - Reckless Driving Reduced to an Infraction
Case Type: Reckless Driving
Jurisdiction: Gooding County
In this case, the client attempted to change lanes on the freeway while another car was driving in his blind spot. As he began to enter the other lane, the other car honked and our client swerved back into his lane. Although this is a common driving mistake, the other car called the police and our client was charged with reckless driving--a misdemeanor that comes with a mandatory 30-day license suspension and a fine of up to $1,000. In the end, we were able to convince the prosecutor to amend the charge down to an infraction. This came with a minimal fine, allowed our client to continue through life with a criminal-free record, and had no impact on his ability to continue driving.