One man in Utah may soon be looking into his legal options after recently being taken into custody. The charges that have been leveled against him include four misdemeanors and one felony. As a result, he will likely want to determine what criminal defense options may work in his favor as his case moves forward through the criminal justice system.
Reports stated that the man allegedly pulled a gun on a couple after the couple cut him off while driving. Details regarding the reported incident state that the couple's vehicle apparently hydroplaned in the vicinity of the man's vehicle. When both cars reached the next red light, the man purportedly exited his vehicle with a gun and told the driver of the other vehicle to get out.
The man stated that he was a probation officer and was carrying out a felony stop. However, when police arrived, they stated that the man did not have the authority to make such a stop. It was also reported that the man did not have certifications in Utah as a law enforcement officer. As a result, the man was charged with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor charges of impersonating a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and unlawful detention.
The charges that have been levied against the man could come with severe consequences if he is convicted. Therefore, he may wish to consider creating and presenting a criminal defense in order to combat the allegations. If this is a path in which he may be interested, he may find information on related strategies, as well as on Utah criminal court proceedings, beneficial in his preparation.
Source: ksl.com, "Charges: Fake cop pulled couple over at gunpoint", Pat Reavy, April 22, 2016