Thursday, May 08, 2008
TMZ is reporting that Nick Hogan is going to court tomorrow and is going to with plead no contest or guilty to felony reckless driving. The charge was a result of Nick Hogan racing another car and then crashing his own car and leaving his passenger John Graziano in a permanent vegetative state.
There was no deal involved and basically Nick Hogan will be throwing himself on the mercy of the court. Hey, it is a stand up move, and spares the entire family months of bad publicity that would come with an attempt to fight the charges.
Obviously I hope they are doing it because it is the right thing to do and not because they figured out they had no realistic chance of winning. This also makes the civil suit filed by the Graziano family almost a done deal as well since the standard of proof is much lower in a civil case.
Nick Hogan faces up to five years in jail, but I would imagine that the judge will not give him the full amount because he is coming in and pleading, and not attempting to fight the charges.