It can be terrifying to face charges of evading the police but the good news is that there is someone on your side: Law Office of Michael L. Fell. Attorney Fell will fight tirelessly to ensure that your rights are respected. Contact our offices at (949) 585-9055 now to learn more.
The Key is to Find Weaknesses within the Prosecution’s Case
When you are fighting this and other charges, the key is not to show what happened but to show why there are issues with what the prosecution says happened. This is especially true in cases of evading the police when the prosecution is tasked with proving a wide range of factors. You do not have to prove that none of them are true – you only have to show that at least one of them cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. That’s where a qualified criminal defense attorney can help.
Various Points Must Be Proven for the Prosecution to Earn a Conviction
Even if it seems to you that the case against you is cut and dry, it is important to know that the defense must prove a long list of things to win their case. They must first prove that you specifically intended to evade the police. If you did not realize that they were trying to pull you over due to loud music playing, then you are not guilty of evading the police.
Next, they must prove that the vehicle the officer was in was distinctly marked as belonging to law enforcement. If they were in an undercover vehicle and you had no reason to know they were a police officer then you are not guilty of evading the police. Likewise, if the officer was not in uniform, you are not guilty. Finally, the officer must have had at least one red light flashing and the siren must have been in use.
It is not our job to prove that none of these are true – we only have to prove that one of them is true. If we do that, then we have sufficiently poked holes in the prosecution’s case against you and you should expect a good outcome. This could include a dismissal of the case or another type of resolution prior to trial.
If you are ready to find out what your legal options are and determine how you can move forward from your case, we strongly recommend contacting Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 for your free legal consultation. No matter how hopeless the case may feel, you do have options. The first step is to contact your local attorney.