Morristown criminal defense attorney, Troy L. Bowlin, kept his client out of prison as the court found the defendant to be Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity. Just one of the client's felony charges could have meant as much as 8 years in prison. The charges stemmed from a high speed chase on which the client led police. These charges were aggravated because the client had a deadly weapon that she had been waving around. The handgun found in the client's possession was a 9mm Glock handgun, much like guns that police use.
The chase took place on U.S. Highway 11E, and reached speeds of 90 to 110 miles per hour. As the client kept going up and down the highway, she ran red lights and waved a gun outside the window. Officers had to use "stop strips," one of which deflated the client's right front tire. After driving on a rim for some time, the client finally came to a stop. She dropped the gun out the window, but would not exit the vehicle. The police had to extricate her themselves. Before being taken to a mental health facility, the client was held in custody at Greeneville police station.
The client faced charges of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon (a Class E felony) and evading arrest in a manner that endangered innocent bystanders (a Class D felony). If convicted on the count of reckless endangerment, the client could have been imprisoned for 1 to 6 years and fined up to $3,000. A conviction of evading arrest could have led to a prison sentence of 2 to 12 years, and up to $5,000 in fines. Then Hamblen County defense attorney Troy Bowlin took the case, and his client was never sentenced to any jail time whatsoever.
The Law Office of Troy L. Bowlin has been defending clients in Tennessee for more than a decade, and we have a successful track record of protecting our clients' rights and freedoms. Over the years, we have been providing tenacious defenses against
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