- July 11, 2013
-- Mr. Bowlin’
s client led the police on a high speed chase along U.S. Highway 11E. The client reached speeds of 90 and sometimes 110 miles per hour. The chase involved a lot of doubling back, and the client was also said to have run numerous red lights. A gun was seen in the client’
s hand. The gun was a police grade 9mm Glock handgun.
It took police using “stop strips”
to bring the client to a stop. These strips puncture tires, causing them to eventually deflate. Police struck the client’
s right front tire, which was soon reduced to the rim. When finally forced to a stop, the client dropped the gun through the window, but the officers had to remove the client from the car themselves. After the initial arrest, where the client was placed in custody at Greeneville police station, the client was later removed to a mental health facility. Criminal defense lawyer Troy Bowlin then took the case.
s client faced a charge of reckless endangerment, a Class E felony as it involved a deadly weapon. If convicted on this count, the client could have faced 1 to 6 years’
imprisonment, plus up to $3,000 in fines. The client was also charged with evading arrest. This was a Class D felony charge, as the chase endangered bystanders. If convicted of this charge alone, the client could have been sentenced to 2 to 8 years in prison and fined up to $5,000. The client served no time, however, due to the defense crafted by Hamblen County criminal defense attorney Troy Bowlin. Attorney Bowlin argued that the defendant was not guilty because of the fact that they were mentally unstable at the time of the arrest. After the trial, the court found the client to be Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, resulting in absolutely no prison time.
The Law Office of Troy L. Bowlin has been providing rigorous defense of criminal charges for more than a decade, over which time we have established a proven track record. For anyone facing criminal charges in the state of Tennessee, we offer a free case evaluation, and we also offer a free consultation. To find out more about how we can aggressively defend your reputation and freedom, visit our website (http://www.hamblencountydefense.com/