My question involves a reckless driving ticket from the State of: Michigan
Several months ago I was pulled over late at night and cited for reckless driving. The officer wrote me up for 100mph in a 70mph zone and changing lanes. He did not get my speed on radar and he did not file a police report. I am therefore assuming that the only evidence which the prosecution has against me is his testimony, is this correct or is there something I am overlooking? Is the officer required to show up? If he doesn't what happens?
The prosecutor has refused a plea bargain based on the speed and I have a jury trial in a few months.
I have a fairly decent driving record (a 5mph over and an illegal right on red), will this matter?
Does the fact that there was no one else on the road matter? Does this show a lack of intent to harm? From what I have read that is important in proving reckless driving, but I'm not sure.
In your opinion do I have a good defense or should I say, does the prosecution have a strong case against me?
I have retained a lawyer, however I am looking for second opinions.