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Miami prosecutors may seek harsh punishments for convictions for fleeing and eluding. The harshest punishments are for fleeing and eluding that causes serious bodily injury. In a recent appellate case, a man appealed his convictions and 10-year sentence for fleeing or trying to elude causing serious bodily injury, abandoning the crash site involving serious bodily injury, leaving a crash site where property damage occurred, nonviolent resisting of an officer,  and driving on a suspended license. He specifically challenged a jury instruction (3.6(k)(6)).

The case arose when a police officer reportedly observed the defendant’s car hadn’t come to a total stop. An officer followed and turned on her siren and lights. Although the defendant pulled over, he didn’t stop and went back to driving. The officer chased. The defendant reportedly went 70 mph in a 25-mph zone. The defendant drove through five stop signs until he T-boned another car in an intersection and veered off-road, crashing into a restaurant.

After crashing, he ran away across the street and ran into a police car. He continued to run after being told to stop. He didn’t stop until he was tased. The driver of the car he’d struck fell into a coma, suffered traumatic brain injury and became disabled as a result of the crash.

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Most people, at one time or another, have driven over the speed limit, made an unlawful u-turn, or parked their car outside of parking parameters. However, reckless driving is a serious offense and may result in severe consequences. Continue reading to learn more about reckless driving and what you should do if you are charged with reckless driving.

If you find yourself in this alarming situation, do not panic. The Hoffman Firm has an expert legal team lead by Miami criminal defense attorney Evan Hoffman, who is a former prosecutor and an experienced criminal lawyer. The Hoffman Firm can help you if you are under investigation for this serious crime; to learn more about us and our services, visit thehoffmanfirm.net.

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Are you concerned that you may have an outstanding arrest warrant that has been issued against you?  Maybe it’s something that you’ve never even thought of, but believe it or not, a lot of people have outstanding warrant(s) and don’t even know it.

Most often it’s for something as simple as unpaid parking tickets or bounced checks that have never been taken care of.  Most people don’t think about it but you can be arrested for outstanding bounced checks and parking tickets as well as other minor legal violations.

Think of how frightening it would be to get stopped for a traffic violation and after the officer runs your license, they discover that you have an outstanding warrant and they arrest you on the spot!  This has happened to a lot of people for things as simple as those listed above.  Sometimes people may even have their children in the car with them and be arrested in front of them.

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