By: Miami TicketLawyer Albert Quirantes
It would appear obvious that anyone going out on a highway would attend to bathroom issues first. It seems this was not the case for Carlos Adonis Ramos-Erazo, who decided he would break the speed limit and land himself in all sorts of trouble for not acting sensibly in the first place.
The 24 year old was allegedly driving along highway 27 at 75 mph, far in excess of the 55 mph speed limit for the area, when he was stopped by a deputy. He was asked to get out of his vehicle but failed to co-operate. That’s where his problems began. It seems that the deputy attempted to open the door, but no sooner had he done this when Ramos allegedly drove off, hitting the Lake County Sheriff’s deputy’s arm and in the process, and thus became a defendant. He had apparently told the officer that he was speeding as he needed to urgently use the bathroom!
The young defendant went to his home in Beacon Ridge Way, got out of the vehicle and ran off. This caused the deputy who was pursuing him to stop him by shooting a taser gun at him. He was arrested and taken away to Lake County Jail in the patrol car and consequently defecated and urinated in the back of the police vehicle before reaching the jail. It seems that his need to use the bathroom in a hurry was quite genuine!
This defendant has had to face numerous charges related to this incident, including using a motor vehicle for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing a police officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with and without violence. In order to be let out of jail he had to post $18,000 bail!
There is no indication that the defendant had any current convictions but even if he is a first offender he will likely face serious penalties for his reaction to being stopped by the deputy. Receiving convictions at his young age could have serious consequences for the remainder of his life. He could lose his job, his driver’s license and his right to freedom if he ends up with a prison term. If he wants to further his education, colleges would be less willing to admit him with any criminal convictions.
When he gets to court defendant Ramos-Erazo may face a second degree felony charge because of his aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer. The penalty for this is far harsher than the speeding offense and if convicted he could face a minimum of 3 years in jail, a probation period of 15 years and restitution.
Fortunately, anyone charged with an offense however serious is entitled to be represented in court by a Florida criminal defense attorney who will ensure the facts and evidence are correct surrounding the arrest. If there is any uncertainty concerning the arrest this will be brought up in court so that the defendant can get a fair trial and only get the penalty that relates to the severity of the offense. A Florida criminal defense lawyer can help present his side of the story and possibly help persuade a prosecutor or judge to mitigate his punishment due to the nature call.
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