State of Florida v. T.M*
A City of Miami law enforcement officer signaled for a motor vehicle operator to stop after allegedly committing a traffic violation. This individual purportedly refused to pull over and eventually escaped authorities following a high-speed chase. A subject with a criminal record was ultimately arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer, a felony offense. Facing 10 years behind bars, state prosecutors offered the defendant a plea bargain of 21 months in prison.
The defendant refused the prosecutors’ deal and retained our services. We investigated the case and introduced evidence that proved our client was the victim of misidentification. Our client was found not guilty by a jury of his peers, exonerated of all charges, and immediately released from custody.