DUI & Criminal Division
The Client, a 19 year old, was driving his dirt bike on the sidewalk. When he saw an officer’s vehicle he immediately turned around and headed the opposite direction. The Officer gave chase and turned on his lights and sirens. Eventually, much further down the road, the Client was stopped. The firm investigated the case and discovered that while the officer believed the client knew the Officer was following him, there was nothing showing that the client had the ability to actually see the Officer was behind him and attempting to stop him.  His dirt bike was not street legal, had no rear view mirrors and a loud exhaust. The Firm argued these facts, combined with the fact that the Client’s helmet further restricted his field of both sight and hearing, created reasonable
doubt. The State agreed and dismissed the felony charge of Fleeing.