Dealing with the police can be uneasy in any scenario. When a person believes that he or she may be in trouble with law enforcement, a fight or flight instinct may take over. As a result, an individual could attempt to flee from police, which will likely make the situation more difficult. However, that action does not mean that a person is out of luck when it comes to defending against allegations.
One man in Massachusetts is undoubtedly thinking ahead to how he could address his criminal case after recently being taken into custody. According to reports, authorities approached the man’s vehicle after they received reports that he had been sleeping in the running vehicle for approximately two hours. Officers determined the identity of the man and found that he had multiple outstanding arrest warrants. When an officer tried to take him into custody, the man allegedly put the vehicle into gear and drove off.
While driving off, the vehicle reportedly struck an officer but did not cause serious injuries. A pursuit took place, and officers apprehended the man after he crashed his vehicle into a bridge abutment. The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries. He is currently facing charges for resisting arrest, failure to stop for police, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and other allegations.
Though an ordeal may look bad, it does not necessarily mean that a person is in for a negative outcome. Defending against allegations could shed light on details of a scene that were previously unknown. As a result, any Massachusetts resident facing criminal charges may want to remember that there is no such thing as an open and shut case.