A 31-year-old Nebraska man who police accuse of being involved in several robberies was taken into custody on Feb. 13. One robbery allegedly occurred on the night of Feb. 12 when a woman was held up in the parking lot of an apartment. Police found the man driving in the area of Spencer and 28th, but claimed that he would not stop in response to attempts to pull him over.
When a helicopter began following the man, he jumped out of his car and ran across Highway 75. Authorities then detained him. According to reports, he was carrying stolen property and a handgun at the time. He was charged with obstructing officers, prohibited person in possession of a gun, flight to avoid arrest, possessing a stolen firearm and driving under suspension. He is also facing three counts of using a weapon to commit a felony and four counts of robbery.
An individual who is charged with violent crimes, crimes involving weapons or other serious offenses may be facing severe penalties if found guilty. Therefore, they may wish to discuss several different strategies with a criminal defense attorney. The strategy chosen may depend upon the circumstances of the charges and the situation in which the person was taken into custody.
For example, the evidence could largely consist of eyewitness reports. Many studies have shown that people often have erroneous or faulty memories, and an attorney might work at discrediting such evidence at the client’s trial. A plea bargain could also be possible, which would involve working with the prosecution to plead guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence.
Source: KMTV, “31-year old accused of four recent robberies”, Rebekah Rae, Feb. 14, 2015