“I was employed at a state corrections facility. When I got charged with Felonious Assault and Kidnapping, my job put me on unpaid leave. Greg Robey fought hard for me and the State agreed to dismiss all the felony charges against me. I am now back on the job because of the hard work of Mr. Robey.” -T.J., Cleveland, Ohio
Interaction with law enforcement can happen in many ways. I have clients stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs and I have clients charged with embezzlement. While these crimes are different, some of the basic human responses to a threat of arrest are similar.
On a Sunday in February 2013, police attempted to pull over a man for a minor traffic infraction. Instead of stopping, the suspect drove on, eventually careening off the road and striking and causing a light pole to fall. The suspect exited the vehicle, tried to run and was apprehended. The man was charged with marijuana possession, driving on a suspended license, fleeing and eluding police — and a seat belt violation. Obviously, things became much worse when this fellow chose not to stop.
With that in mind, consider these tips if you are under suspicion for any crime:
If you are arrested, contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.