Sometimes allegations of crime can ruin a person's reputation. That is why it might be important to seek help in forming a rigorous criminal defense if you are ever charged with a crime.
A man was arrested over the weekend in New Jersey for allegedly driving drunk and leading police on a chase. When the vehicle came to a stop, the man was unconscious but still arrested and taken to a local hospital. The man remains hospitalized for injuries he sustained during a crash ended the chase. While the police automatically assume the man was under the influence of alcohol, it is important to recognize the man has a right to a fair trial and the right to defend himself.
One possible scenario is the man was not under the influence of alcohol but was suffering from a medical condition that caused him to lose control of his vehicle. Even if he wasn't drunk driving, his reputation in New Jersey could be tarnished because of the media coverage given to the incident.
Police say the man has been charged with 24 traffic violations and resisting arrest while eluding an officer. These charges could carry severe penalties if the man is convicted, so it is important the man forms a rigorous defense and is aware of his rights. Since each person in the criminal justice system is considered innocent until proven guilty, it is important that all evidence is gathered legally and the accused person's rights are not violated during any investigations.
Source: My Central New Jersey.com, "Illinois man arrested after high-speed Turnpike chase," Gene Racz, April 23, 2012