CHARGES REDUCED, DISMISSED AND VOID OF PROBATION IN COBB COUNTY, GA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Charges Dismissed, Reduced and No Probation
August 22, 2018
- Speeding 71 in a 45
- Attempting to Elude a Police Officer
- Cobb County State Court
COBB COUNTY – FREDERICK MANN of the LAW OFFICES OF MATTHEW C. HINES, LLC successfully resolved another case this morning.
The client, an exchange student from Central America attending Georgia State University under a student visa, had been charged with:
- Speeding 71 in a 45 MPH zone and
- Attempting to Elude a police officer, on the first day he was issued his Georgia driver license.
The second charge (eluding a police officer) carries a 10 day mandatory jail term upon conviction. The officer had alleged the defendant would not stop for him for 5 minutes while his blue lights and siren were activated, while the defendant thought the officer must have been pursuing someone else entirely.
The plea negotiated saw the second count dismissed by the State.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the speeding ticket only, and received a fine (no probation) totaling $273 including court costs.
About Attorney Frederick R. Mann Jr.
Mr. Mann served as a Federal prosecutor (Assistant US Attorney) in Miami for 6 years; as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami (State prosecutor) for over 3 years; and as an Assistant Public Defender in Northwest Florida’s 14th Judicial Circuit, for almost 13 years. He was in private practice 16 years when not in government service.
Mr. Mann has been a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney since 1994 (24 years, continuously). Only about 3% of Florida lawyers are Board Certified in a specialty. Mr. Mann is fluent in Spanish as well as English, and has also taught law school as an adjunct professor at the Barry University School of Law in Orlando. Read more.