Tuesday's court hearing means more than just fighting a ticket, said WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer.
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“You want to win this case and present such a defense that the evidence is so overwhelming that a personal injury lawyer says, ‘I am not taking this case,’” Sheaffer said.
Jarrard’s attorneys could argue Lewis was speeding because of the nature of the call, but FHP said the deputy was only going 15 mph over the speed limit.
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Court records show the defense has hired an accident reconstruction specialist who will introduce pictures of the scene. The defense will call several witnesses to testify.
Jarrard's attorney has not responded to requests for comment.