Drunk driving charges can turn the accused individual's life upside down which is why accused individuals should know how to legally protect themselves. Penalties and consequences associated with a DWI charge can be significant and include incarceration, fines and driver's license suspension or revocation.
This blog recently discussed protections for individuals accused of drug charges. An investigation that led back to Texas recently led to the arrest of two individuals on drug charges in Edinburg and the arrest of one other man. The investigation has been ongoing for a couple of years and led to the arrest of numerous individuals. Based on a tip authorities stated they received, they obtained a search warrant and allegedly found drugs in the home searched.
Drug charges can have a significant and deleterious impact on the life of an accused individual. Criminal charges for drug possession or distribution can potentially rob the accused individual of their freedom and future which is why it is essential for accused individuals to be familiar with their criminal defense rights and options to fight the charges they are facing.
Because many criminal cases end up in a plea bargain, it is helpful for accused individuals to be familiar with the process and know how to effectively negotiate a plea bargain, if that is what they choose to do. Because plea bargains can involve not pursuing other criminal defense avenues, and the accused individual waiving some of their criminal defense rights, it is helpful for accused individuals to carefully consider the plea-bargaining process.
Sexual assault charges are a type of assault charges that can be particularly sensitive and serious. Sexual assault charges can result in serious penalties and consequences for accused individuals which is why criminal defense protections become essential to understand.
One piece of evidence of a drunk driving charge may include a breathalyzer test so it is essential for accused individuals to know how to defend against the evidence being used against them. Breathalyzer tests are designed to measure the blood alcohol content level of the accused individual and may be used to determine if the accused individual was driving under the influence and what charges they will face.
The consequences of a criminal conviction can be extensive and accused individuals should understand what they are. Potential penalties and consequences associated with criminal charges can range from jail or prison time and fines to the ongoing impacts that can be felt later in life.
Domestic assault charges are serious criminal charges that should be carefully considered. In the Edinburgh area, a police chief was recently arrested on domestic violence charges. The South Texas police chief was arrested and jailed on a charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member. The chief's common-law wife reported that the police chief had assaulted her. According to authorities, the man's wife had minor injuries. The 64-year old police chief had been suspended from work.
Penalties for drunk driving can be serious which is why no drunk driving charge should ever be taken lightly. Sentences for drunk driving can be significant and can include a combination of penalties such as jail time, fines, suspension or revocation of a driver's license, completion of a course for drug or alcohol abuse, installation of an ignition interlock device, probation and a criminal record.
Domestic violence charges are always serious. A police officer in a Texas community north of the Edinburg area was recently charged with domestic assault. The assault allegedly occurred when the police officer was off duty. The 37-year old police officer is facing charges including assault causing bodily injury and family violence. The police officer has been with the police department for 4 years and was placed on administration leave following the alleged incident.