It was just one of those days—your boss upset you, you were forced to work overtime, it was raining, traffic was a mess, and you were running late to a doctor’s appointment. The combination of all of these elements caused you to drive down Route 66 in what a police officer deemed as being aggressive. Now, you’re facing a Class 2 misdemeanor, and could go to jail.
You’re not sure why the officer thought you were driving aggressively; you thought you were simply driving like you always do. Unfortunately, the two of you did not see eye to eye and now you have an upcoming court date.
Possible Defenses for an Aggressive Driving Charge
You’re worried about losing your license, paying large fines, and spending time behind bars. Don’t lose all hope, however; you may be able to convince the court you weren’t driving aggressively. The following are a few examples:
- Your actions were intended to keep you safe. When it rains, traffic inevitably becomes terrible. Motorists are constantly slamming on their brakes and causing accidents. You may be able to convince the judge that what the police officer saw as driving too closely was simply you reacting to the vehicles slowing down and braking too quickly.
- The officer made subjective observations. Instead of using a radar gun to measure how fast you were driving, the officer may have paced your car, which isn’t always accurate. Additionally, he may have thought your swerving in and out of lanes was aggressive, when you were actually doing so safely and with respect to other motorists.
You Have Rights
Whether the police officer wants you to know it or not, you have rights. The Easley Law Firm wants to help you fight for your rights. Contact us today to learn how we may be able to help you with your aggressive driving charges.