Late last month, a man was arrested after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase. The man is facing multiple charges after reportedly running through a red light and hitting two police cars during their attempts to stop the vehicle. He now faces charges of eluding police, aggravated assault, resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated in New Jersey.
These charges are severe, and might result in a serious penalty including time in jail and a fine if the person is convicted. Many times when a person is arrested, police and prosecutors will work together to try to charge and then convict a person with multiple crimes. This will increase the person's jail time or fine.
Speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney after an arrest might be a wise decision. Even if a person isn't charged with a crime, speaking to an attorney in New Jersey can help a person start to form a rigorous defense. It is important that people who are arrested don't say anything to police that might result in their incrimination. An attorney can help guide a person during any questioning by police and investigators.
If a person is convicted, an attorney can help evaluate the person's case and make sure all procedures and laws were followed. They can help a person file for an appeal to a higher court. Drunk driving and other criminal charges can result in a person spending time in jail and lead to them being stigmatized by their community after they serve their sentence. This makes it important to rigorously defend against charges.
Source: The Jersey Journal, "Drunk driver leads Jersey City police on wild car chase, cops say," Charles Hack, March 31, 2013
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