However, negligence is not good enough to prosecute; because, seriously, who cares that you were driving 65MPH on a residential street, hit someone and almost killed them, even though you were completely sober and in the right state of mind?
This county basically (in not so many words, because I am paraphrasing) told me that anyone and everyone is welcome to break the speed law and almost kill someone as long as they are sober.
What are the consequences you might ask? Well!
- Short jail time--before trial (if there is one) and it's much shorter if you post bond (which I can tell you is not that expensive).
- A low fine and probation as your sentence. By "low fine" I'm talking less than $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars).
Why do I encourage you?
Answer: Maybe the more people that are victimized by "negligence", the more harsh the penalty will be.