If you are being questioned by police, it may be tempting to shift the blame or avoid involvement altogether by claiming to be someone else. In reality, you are putting yourself at greater risk and you could face additional charges. If you are under suspicion it is always best to consult a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney, who can effectively guide you. For example, a young lady whose license was suspended due to a history of traffic offenses was recently pulled over again. In an effort to evade another driving-related charge, the woman provided a name that was actually not her own. With no documentation to support this was her identity, the officer quickly determined who she was, and charged her with giving false identification to police. This ultimately increased the possible consequences that she would have faced for driving under a suspended license and based on these heightened circumstances, she knew that she’d need serious legal representation.
Once she retained the services of McElfresh Law, the experienced San Diego criminal defense attorney Jessica McElfresh immediately began sorting through her client’s legal issues to find the best possible outcome. After discussing the details of the case with the prosecutor, attorney McElfresh successfully negotiated to have the woman’s giving false identification to police charge dismissed once she completes a term of community service. The client was pleased to learn that once the terms of this agreement are met, she could solely concentrate on handling her other traffic-related charges.
The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.