An Indictment was issued for Trooper Reps when he killed an elderly couple in a crash

Trooper Scott Reps was just indicted for killing Norman and Geneva Scott. The Scotts were an elderly couple. Reps was charged with second-degree manslaughter and one count of failure to drive with due care. He killed the Scotts when he was driving to an accident site. The Scotts were leaving a parking lot and Reps hit them on the driver’s side of their vehicle. A third vehicle was also involved when the cars spun out. Sadly, the Scotts died at the scene. The Winona County’s Office is now handling the case. Reps was released on his own recognizance and has his next court appearance on February 20, 2015. The grand jury thought that Reps was driving too fast when he was responding to another crash site.

What is a grand jury?
A grand jury are the ones who decide whether criminal charges should be brought. The grand jury can call witnesses and compel the production of documents. The grand jury typically includes 16-20 people. If the grand jury decides that there is enough evidence to proceed to trial, an indictment is issued. When an indictment is issued, the defendant is criminally charged and must appear in court. A grand jury is similar to a trial jury where the trial jury would decide whether the defendant is guilty.
If you have been issued an indictment, you will need one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Minnesota. Reps will also need one of the best criminal attorneys in Minnesota to fight the manslaughter charges. If you have been charged with manslaughter you will also need one of the best criminal attorneys in Minnesota to fight for you. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys offers free consultations. Max Keller worked as an assistant attorney general for five years prior to opening up his own firm. Max Keller is aggressive and will fight for you. Contact Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys if you have been issued an indictment.

He has won jury trial cases in misdemeanor and felony cases and in DWI’s and non-DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. He is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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