Yet another example of how driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs lands a person in trouble with the law recently played out in Napa County. According to news reports, the California Highway Patrol responded to a crash in rural Napa County. Per reports, a 26-year-old was driving an SUV that overturned on a private dirt road after hitting a hillside while taking a corner. In addition to the woman, there was a 6-month-old child in the car.
The CHP arrested the woman on suspicion of DUI and for endangering a child.She was initially detained and later booked into Napa County jail on felony charges of causing injury by DUI and child endangerment. The child was moderately injured and police took her to the hospital. The reports do not mention injuries, if any, to the driver,
Defending against felony charges
Incidents such as this often lead law enforcement agencies to present the case to the court in a very serious manner. Courts too often take a strict look at such cases. However, it is important to remember that every person is innocent until proven guilty, irrespective of what the accusations are. It is also important to make sure that the rights of the accused are protected under all circumstances, beginning from the time of the arrest and until the final judgment.
It probably goes without saying that landing in trouble with the law can be an excruciating experience for the accused. In fact, it is more so when the charges filed are felonies. Therefore, to ease the stress even if by a small margin, it is a wise decision on part of the accused to seek professional legal representation at the earliest opportunity.