Our client is a retired gentleman in his 60s. One day while driving, he tried to pass another driver legally, but the other driver’s speed changed suddenly. The other driver sped up while our client was trying to pass, which forced him to increase his speed. He was pulled over and charged with reckless driving, a Class 1 misdemeanor crime.
Our client’s driving history was not so good. He had eight negative points on his license already. Roanoke criminal defense attorney Cerid Lugar represented him in Bedford General District Court. Attorney Lugar presented the facts about what had happened and how the other driver behaved on the road. The reckless driving charge was reduced to a simple speeding charge for one to nine mph over the speed limit — a non-criminal violation.
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