When people hear new reports of an arrest or charges filed against someone, many people automatically assume that person is guilty. This is probably because most news stories are only using the police report. This police report is used to assist the prosecution in the case that might be brought against the person arrested. The police often don't include defense statements in their reports.
A man in New Jersey was arrested for the third time in the last 16 days and accused of drunk driving. These charges are extremely serious, especially given the time proximity to other arrests. A rigorous criminal defense will likely be needed because the man was arrested for the same crime in such a short period of time.
Figuring out the criminal justice system on your own can be a confusing and sometimes overwhelming task. Many people who are arrested decide not to seek legal help, even though they are entitled to it. Speaking with a criminal defense attorney can help make sure your rights are protected throughout the legal process. If you are facing multiple charges such as the man in this New Jersey DWI case, a criminal defense attorney can help ensure your rights haven't been violated in any of the arrests.
An experienced attorney will look through the evidence and explain the process to you. They can make sure that the authorities don't overstep their bounds and violate your rights. Any violation in proper procedure by police or investigators could help negotiate a lesser charge or get the charges dropped entirely, depending on your unique situation.
Source: The Daily Journal, "Man charged with third DWI," Deborah M. Marko, May 1, 2012