Remember that old Hertz commercial from the ’70s with OJ Simpson running through the airport like he’s heading towards the endzone?
We don’t want to be late returning our rental car, do we? We might get charged for an extra day or an extra hour, or criminally charged.
Have you ever read your car rental agreement, or just rushed through initialing all of the boxes? Believe it or not, initialing those boxes (or not) may create some interesting issues later. And, that’s our real-life case for today. Try to contain your excitement, because this case contains an important lesson for defending criminal cases.
Sampaio was arrested for the felony of failing to return a hired vehicle. He didn’t return a car, and he signed “most of” his car rental agreement. Yes, he conveniently skipped an important box, but more on that later. Continue Reading