On February 1st, the date of the Super Bowl, a Chicago woman enlisted an Uber driver to
take her home. According to the woman, however, the driver became violent
when she informed him that he had missed the turn to her house. Although
the driver stopped the car twice, he allegedly refused to let the woman
get out of the vehicle and blocked her efforts to do so.
The woman said that the driver U-turned away from the direction of her
house and turned off the meter when he was a few blocks away. In her own
words, the woman thought that she was being kidnapped.
A massive snowstorm was plaguing Chicago at the time of the alleged incident.
When a snowplow approached and the Uber driver slowed to let it pass,
the woman said she jumped out of the moving car and ran home in the blizzard.
Attorney Mitch Furman Secures Not Guilty Verdict for Driver
The woman called the police when she returned home and reports indicate
that the Uber driver turned himself in three weeks later. He was charged
with simple assault and released on $3,000 bond. According to city records,
the driver currently holds a temporary license, but Uber deactivated him
from driving for the company following the supposed incident.
At his trial recently, the Uber driver was represented by Attorney Mitch
Furman. Through Attorney Furman’s aggressive defense, he successfully
secured a Not Guilty verdict on behalf of the driver. If he had been convicted,
the man would have faced up to 30 days in jail.
With over a decade of legal experience and a commitment to the best interests
of the criminally accused in Chicago, it is no wonder that Attorney Furman
was victorious in this case. If you are facing charges, don’t wait!
Contact the Law Offices of Mitch Furman today for your free consultation.