Jacksonville’s citizens have activities that they must keep away from authorities simply because those activities are illegal. However, when those people are arrested for those crimes, they deserve a defense to their charge and an honest outcome rather than an extremely harsh punishment for a crime that is nowhere near worth the punishment rendered. If one has been in an a situation like this, one should obtain an experienced attorney to fight for one’s case.
According to The Bradenton-Herald, Marvin Leonard Morris Jr. was arrested for evading police and trafficking cocaine. Morris Jr.’s arrest came after Morris Jr. crashed his car into a tree while police were chasing him, continued running on foot, and was later caught by police after his baggy shorts fell down and tripped him.
Jacksonville drug crimes normally involve the accused making bad choices and because of those choices’ consequences, being scared for the outcome of criminal charges being brought against them. This is the common fear of someone who knows the police are on their trail and are scared to go to prison or face the possibility of prison. However, one has options that can significantly lessen the amount of time one might spend in prison.
Many times in Jacksonville, the legal system, from the police who arrest to the prosecutor in charge of one’s case, will attempt to sway the judge and jury, if the case reaches that point, to believe that by running away from police, one is trying to show the world that one believes his actions are justified. However, just because someone runs away from the police, does not mean that one is condoning one’s actions as good conduct.
The legal system treats the act of running or evasion of police as an aggravating factor for punishment. However, the reality is that the individual accused of the crime is scared of not only what sentence will be rendered against that individual, but even more scared of what will happen to that person once one they are behind bars. However, the option of not running can sometimes be a better solution to one’s fear.
Many times one knows that it is only a matter of time before the police find and arrest oneself for the crime in question. If one is aware of this inevitable fear, one should obtain an experienced Jacksonville drug crimes defense attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure that one’s legal rights are known and protected. Many times, if one turns one’s self in to police without resisting, the court will be considerably less hostile and more considerate to the accused and possibly lower the sentence considerably.
One should not risk going to jail for a long period of time when the possibilities of starting over a new life sooner and with an easier sentence to bear are right at your doorstep. Do not waste one’s time trying to worry about what might happen and choose the best possible outcome that one wants to happen with the help of an experienced attorney at one’s side.
The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for more than a decade and is here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one requires a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.
Additional Sources: Man tripped up by baggy shorts faces prison time, The Associated Press, The Bradenton-Herald