Bench trial set for Banes


A bench trial has been set for lawyer David George Banes, who is facing a traffic case after being cited by a police officer for reckless driving along Dandan Road.

In a status conference last Thursday, Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph Camacho ordered Banes to show up for a bench trial on Jan. 28, 2019, at 9am.

At the status conference, Banes appeared pro se, on behalf of himself. Chief prosecutor Michele Harris represented the government.

Reckless driving is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $1,000 or six months imprisonment or both.

Police officer L. Lizama issued the citation versus Banes last Sept. 3. The lawyer was allegedly driving a red Toyota vehicle on Dandan Road about 4:30pm.

Kimberly Bautista Esmores | Reporter
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