It never pays to run from police. It always ends in a disastrous situation such as a death, injury or compounded criminal charges. A recent chase ended with a man receiving multiple charges. He had run from the police in his car and then switched to running on foot after his speeding led to a collision with a guard rail. He even took a detour at a resident’s home and committed a forceful entry crime, reports say. The man is currently in jail and needs about $136,000 to even dream about getting released from jail. He will need the help of an awesome Fort Pierce criminal defense attorney because of all the charges he is facing.
The assailant most likely ran because police came to talk to him about a stolen car that he had been driving that day. It was a Nissan pickup truck that had been reported as stolen by the owner earlier that day. The man didn’t give the police a chance to interrogate before he sped off in the vehicle and tried to outrun the law. It was as if he was trying to create a modernized “Smokey and the Bandit” movie. Several officers teamed up to take this man down, but it wasn’t easy. He fled from Brevard County and ended up in Indian River County.
The authorities had to block off some major roads to get the culprit caught. Fortunately, no one received an injury, as the driver kept on making careless mistake after careless mistake while he was running. Speeding, running red lights and crossing double yellow lines were the least of his violations. He also received a charge for eluding police officers and possessing the cocaine that they found by the wall that he jumped over. He will need a Fort Pierce drug charge and car speeding lawyer to escape these harsh penalties that he may receive. He is looking at spending more than 10 years in jail. Only a Fort Pierce criminal defense attorney will be able to assist at this point.
If you or someone you know has been through this kind of case, you can contact Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A. at (772) 242-6380. Mr. Garland has been defending people in such cases for many years and has had great success in his defense. You can schedule a consultation and see if you can come up with a strategy to dismiss or reduce the charges. Acting fast by calling now is the best defense.