Client failed to yield while making a left turn and was t-boned by another car. The other driver suffered serious injuries and had to be taken to the hospital where he remained for four days and was forced to miss almost a month of work. Client was charged with reckless driving (a Class 1 misdemeanor). The prosecutor did not make any offers and we went to trial. At trial, the victim could not identify client as the driver. Two officers testified and neither could provide indisputable evidence that client was the driver (client had a passenger and other family members were present around vehicle when police arrived).
Result: The judge dismissed the charge as the prosecution could not identify client as the driver.