Settling disputes always go much smoother when you keep a cool head and not let emotions overrule your better judgment. A school trustee in Brighton, Michigan recently learned that losing your temper can have serious consequences.
A recent story on ClickonDetroit.com reported that the suspect faced charges of felonious assault and reckless driving after deliberately ramming his vehicle into another one. According to police, the trustee is also a car sales lot owner, and his actions stemmed from a dispute over payment for a pick up truck with another car dealership in Lansing, Michigan. The suspect’s vehicle was impounded, and he was arrested and charged. He was later released on bail.
In addition to his legal woes, his future on the Brighton School Board may be in jeopardy. Michigan law prohibits convicted felons from holding a seat on school boards. The fact that the suspect deliberately rammed his car into another one with a blatant disregard for his own safety, as well as the safety of other motorists, may work against him. Had his actions been purely accidental, his criminal defense attorney would have had an easier time convincing a judge to grant a reduced sentence.
Reckless driving in Colorado is a misdemeanor. A person can be sentenced up to a year in jail for reckless driving depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime. A Castle Rock criminal defense attorney will review police and witness statements pertaining to your case to determine if your actions constitute reckless driving and to make sure that your arrest was done according to the law.