Utah lawyers understand, and most everyone else knows, that sometimes things happen that make it difficult to establish what the correct reaction to a situation might be. You sometimes end up thinking to yourself, “Did I handle that the correct way or should I have done things different?” or “Did what happened really happen the way I thought it did?” These questions can be hard to answer. What if you had to answer these questions for someone other than yourself? What would you do? Utah lawyers can help during those hard times where we have to face the consequences of our actions, even if we had the best intentions in mind.
The case of an officer involved shooting that occurred over a year ago has been determined to be a criminal case this week. Utah lawyers are preparing their cases for court. The officer had been issuing a ticket on a road that didn’t have much room to pull over. Naturally, traffic got backed up. One vehicle didn’t see the other cars in time to stop and the driver swerved to avoid hitting any other vehicles on the road. This action caused him to crash through a yard and into a fence pole. The surrounding people where not happy about the speed at which he was driving, confronting him as he climbed out of his car. Apparently the man didn’t like the confrontation and climbed back into his car and proceeded to leave the scene.
Utah lawyers are trying to work all the facts of this case, but it seems like there are many differences of opinion about the matter. According to most bystanders, the man drove in the direction of the officer to maneuver around other vehicles, but it didn’t seem like he had any intention to run him down. The Utah lawyers that are still working the details of the case are doing everything they can to make sure it is done right and that justice is served.
According to the officer, he felt that he was in danger of being run over so he waved his gun to urge the man to stop the car. When the man didn’t respond and kept driving toward him shots were fired at the man and the tires of the vehicle. Utah lawyers are discussing the details about this part of the case very carefully because the driver of the vehicle didn’t make it after the incident. Some bystanders, although mad at the man for driving recklessly, think that the officer’s actions were reckless and put them all in danger.
There are so many different points of view when it comes to cases associated with officer involved shootings. We need to rely on or Utah lawyers and judicial system to do what they do best and investigate, defend and prosecute when and where necessary. It is likely that this officer is being represented by a Utah lawyer who is looking to help him as much as possible, but both sides of this case have facts to use to their advantage. Even when someone may have made a mistake in their line of work they deserve to be represented by a Utah lawyer who cares and we always hope that adequate justice will be done in every case.
Everyone deserves a chance to prove their case using all of the facts available to them. If you are stuck in a bad situation, our Utah lawyers are here to help you however they can. If you are in need of a criminal attorney, divorce lawyer in Utah, bankruptcy lawyer, or a Utah attorney to help you with any number of other legal issues, call Shumway Van & Hansen today. At our firm you will find a Utah Lawyer who can help you in almost any area of the law.
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Read the original story at: Morgan, Emiley, Officer charged with reckless endangerment, KSL, March 22, 2012 http://www.ksl.com/?nid=960&sid=19680641&title=officer-charged-with-reckless-endangerment&s_cid=queue-4