>> Evading Arrest
Nancy is a mortgage broker who was charged with felony
evading arrest when she took too long to pull over when stopped for speeding. I made a presentation to the Grand Jury
, and they reduced Nancy's felony to a misdemeanor
. That misdemeanor was then reduced to a Class C
citation (which is what speeding is), and that Class C case has now been dismissed
Miguel was on parole when he picked up his felony
evading case. A State Trooper attempted to pull him over for speeding in Dallas County
, and Miguel led him on a high-speed pursuit, reaching speeds of over 110 miles per hour and lasting for nearly thirty minutes--all captured on the trooper's in-car video of course. Miguel actually lost the trooper (and the numerous back-up units and a helicopter), then disappeared into an apartment complex. After taking a few minutes to compose himself, Miguel walked up to an officer and turned himself in. There was no defense to the evading charge, and because of his priors, Miguel was facing up to 99 years in prison (in addition to the six years he had left on the parole case). Miguel had worked hard to be successful on parole, and his parole officer was impressed with him. He is one of the few clients I've had who did not have a parole violation filed after picking up a new case. The DA's offer started at a generous 10 years in the pen. Over several months and with the help of my hard-working client, I was able to provide proof to the DA that Miguel was working three jobs, supporting his child, and was a productive member of society who deserved a second chance. I was finally able to convince the DA to agree to 10 years probation. It's a longhaul, but with early release Miguel can be off both parole and probation in six years.
*Names have been changed to protect the innocent.