A Michigan man is facing some rather hefty charges after he allegedly engaged in a vehicle and foot pursuit with officers from several Michigan police agencies. The Lansing State Journal says that on July 29th, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection with a stolen vehicle. Prior to making the arrest, a Clinton County deputy claimed he saw a van driving with no license plate and windows painted black near Grand River Avenue and Wright Road. The deputy then attempted to conduct a traffic stop although the driver of the van allegedly pulled away.
The deputy then began pursuing the vehicle into Eaton County and back into Clinton County before DeWitt Township police deflated the van’s tires, according to the news source. Officials say the driver then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. He was eventually caught and booked into the Clinton County Jail “on suspicion of fleeing and eluding, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property and resisting officers along with possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine and a weapons offense.”
Officials say the vehicle the male was driving had been reported stolen out of Lansing a few days prior to the chase.
Hiring a Clinton County, MI criminal defense attorney after being charged with a theft or drug crime.
Theft and drug crimes are viewed as serious crimes in the state of Michigan and those convicted of these offenses often face some rather serious penalties. If you were recently charged with theft or a drug crime in Clinton County, MI, you need to retain a criminal defense attorney who can help you understand:
- The charges that have been filed against you.
- Whether the charges that were filed are fair and legitimate.
- Whether you would be better off accepting a plea deal or taking your case to trial.
- What the likelihood is of you receiving a lighter sentence if you were to take your case to trial.
- What you should do if you believe you are innocent.
A criminal defense lawyer will also help you understand your rights in the matter and will be there supporting you through each phase of your case. So, whether you have been charged with one crime or multiple offenses, you should consider retaining a Clinton County criminal defense attorney to represent you. Michigan defense lawyer Stuart R. Shafer is one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Clinton County who provides each of his clients with the personalized attention and solutions they need. To get connected attorney Stuart R. Shafer now, call 517-487-6603.
You can reach the Law Offices of Stuart R. Shafer, P.C. at:
1223 Turner Street, #333
Lansing, MI 48906