Case #: Charges: Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude, and Reckless Driving
Our client, a 19 year old, was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude, and Reckless Driving. Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer is a charge that carries a mandatory prison sentence of 3 years. We were retained prior to the State filing charges against our client. Our attorney immediately contacted the Office of the State Attorney, and explained to them that the facts as presented in the Warrant for our Client's arrest did not support the charge of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. However, the State filed that charge anyway. Over the next few months, our attorney worked diligently to show the State that they could not prove the charge. Depositions were scheduled in order for the State to hear, from their own alleged victim, that the charge was not supported. Prior to the taking of depositions, our attorney highlighted the specific facts in the alleged victim's statement to the prosecutor assigned. The State dropped the charge. Our attorney went one step further. Utilizing the law, our attorney was able to ensure that our client did not become a convicted felon, even though Fleeing or Attempting to Elude requires a mandatory adjudication of guilt. Our attorney's diligence, and knowledge, prevented our client from becoming a convicted felon on his first offense, and convinced the State to drop a charge that carried mandatory prison.