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Criminal Law - Verdict in favor of Defendant

Case Name:People v. James Edward Wheeler
Case Number:BA432696
Verdict Date:2015-09-15
Outcome TypeJury Verdict
Court:Los Angeles Superior Court
Incident Date:2015-01-03

Plaintiff's Complaint:
Police observed Defendant Wheeler driving a Ferrari and donutting in front of crowd of people. Police activated their vehicle siren and over head red/blue lights. Defendant allegedly fled the scene resulting in a high speed 1 1/2 mile chase whereby Defendant Wheeler crashed into a gas station concrete planter and then exited his vehicle and ran before being captured by LAPD officers. Defense counsel Jerome Bradford of los Angeles, California argued Defendant Wheeler suffered from parasomnia and was actually unconsciously driving the vehicle in a sleep walking state at the time of the chase and arrest.

Injury, Damage, or Loss:

Defendant's Wrongdoing:
Defendant charged with Felony Evading Of Police

Plaintiff's Attorneys:
Michael Dean Los Angeles District Attorneys Office 210 W. Temple street, 18th Floor Los Angeles, California 90012 213-974-4131

Defendant's Attorneys:
Jerome Bradford Law Office Of Jerome Bradford 6601 Center Drive, 5th floor Los Angeles, California 90045 310-684-3601

Judge Suzuki

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Published on Apr-29-16


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