“I was wrongly convicted of murder. I spent nearly 17 years in prison fighting my case. When I finally won a new trial, I chose Greg Robey to be a part of my defense team. He found an FBI agent who had worked on the case in the 1980s, along with critical pieces of evidence that we thought were long lost. After a long and very hard-fought trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. I owe my freedom to Greg Robey and my defense team.” -R.R., Ravenna, 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.