911 Call Assists Police in Catching Fleeing Criminal

A civilian’s 911 call helps police catch a fleeing suspect from a scene in which they responded to earlier after gun shots were reported.

Sherriff’s dispatchers received a call alerting them of sparks flying from a truck’s rim and that the truck looked liked it was running from someone. When the police finally found the vehicle, it was trapped in a ditch off Shedd Road just east of Chu Road. As the deputy approached the scene, the driver of the truck, Anthony Lara, 19, who was standing outside of it rushed to get back in the cab where he then started yelling profanities at the police.

Upon finally placing Lara under arrest, the deputies searched the truck where they found three handguns, a Glock 17 handgun which was loaded, a Smith and Wesson .38-caliber handgun, and a .357-caliber handgun, seven glass jars containing hydroponic marijuana, and multiple marijuana smoking pipes. Further investigation revealed the .357-caliber handgun was stolen.

Undoubtedly, Lara is in for a handful of charges that could have a significant impact on the rest of his life. If you or someone you know is also facing such criminal charges, of any nature, then you need to get in contact with a Phoenix criminal law specialist who can minimize the damage.

An experienced criminal defense attorney not only knows how to get you the best deal possible, but in certain cases, they can get the charges dropped all together if they find that one of your rights was violated during any part of the process.

You are not in this alone. Retain counsel willing to fight passionately to defend your rights and protect your future.

Judge Sets Court Date for Trayvon Martin Case

Murder DefenseJune 10, 2013 will be the start of the long anticipated murder trial for George Zimmerman.

The former neighborhood watch volunteer is facing charges for shooting and killing 17 year-old Trayvon Martin inside a gated community in Sanford, FL back in February.

The murder has been the recent center of national attention due to what some feel had racial implication and a questionable state law.

The stand-your-ground law, which the criminal defense lawyer is using to justify Zimmerman’s reaction, gives Florida citizens the right to use force in self-defense when there is reasonable belief of an unlawful threat.

In this case, Martin was shot and killed while visiting a friend within the complex and was found with only candy and a soda in hand.

The case, which had already suffered several delays, was more recently delayed due to a change in judge. Circuit Court Judge Debra Nelson will be presiding over the trail after the previous judge had allegedly made disparaging remarks about Zimmerman’s character during the bond hearing.

The trial is expected to last no more than three weeks and garner an immense amount of attention within the United States.