A shocking accident that occurred in Largo, Florida, resulted in an even more shocking conviction by the jurors in charge of dealing with the case. A woman and her daughter were struck by a truck as they drove home, and they did not survive the incident. The truck driver, Jean Claude, Meus was initially convicted to 15 years of prison for the accident.
Astonishingly, even the family of those who had passed revolted and stated the truck driver did not deserve so much time in prison for something that was just an accident, and they strongly believe the jurors just made that decision based on the fact that the driver was a Haitian immigrant.
Attorney Trevena, who was representing Meus filed a motion for post-conviction relief. He believed the case was clearly one of racial profiling by the jurors and he strongly believes that the judges only made their decision due to the color of Meus’s skin.
Trevena pointed out that in a recent case, a woman who was perceived as white had struck two small children (who did not survive their injuries) with her vehicle and she did not remain at the scene of the collision yet she was only given three years of probation, house arrest, and community service hours. Meus, on the other hand, had remained at the scene and cooperated with officials but was being sentenced to 15 years of prison. His motion was successful and Trevena was able to vacate the unfair conviction for Meus.
Hiring the best lawyer available in Largo, Florida
When a person faces serious charges, or they are unfairly convicted of a crime there is only one route they can follow to make sure they are not taken advantage of and that is to hire the best attorney they can find.
It is vital that a person takes time to hire the best lawyer as this step will determine how a person’s case is going to turn out at the end of the day. A person should look for a lawyer who has the right education, and ample experience in their field. The more cases they have won and the more individuals they have helped, the greater their chances are of turning a person’s case around in their favor so they can greatly increase their chances of earning freedom from what they are being accused of.
Once a person is convicted of a serious crime, they will usually have to deal with the consequences for the rest of their life. Anyone who is arrested or charged with a crime should not take matters lightly and they should take all the necessary precautions to protect their freedom and to save themselves from facing an unfair trial and sentencing.
Reach out to a criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Trevena Pontrello today.
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