When a individual has charges leveled against him or her, it does not mean that the individual is guilty of those allegations. Guilt must be proved in a court of law through the means of jury conviction or of an individual choosing to plead guilty. If an individual does not wish to enter a guilty plea, he or she will likely want to take the steps to create a criminal defense in order to combat the allegations.
One man in Colorado may be working on such a defense after being taken into custody. It was reported that the man was allegedly driving a vehicle 26 mph over the posted speed limit, resulting in the vehicle traveling 96 mph. An officer reportedly began to follow the vehicle and later stopped the driver.
The officer allegedly noticed an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, and the driver purportedly showed signs of intoxication during sobriety tests. There was also an 8-year-old child in the vehicle at the time of the reported incident. As a result, the driver is facing a felony charge for child endangerment and other allegations relating to DUI, driving with a suspended license, speeding and another alleged offense.
Due to the charges leveled against him, the man could face considerable consequences if he is convicted of the allegations. Therefore, creating a criminal defense may be something he considers a top priority. Information on defense strategies and criminal proceedings for related allegations in Colorado may help him choose the best options for his circumstances.
Source: helenair.com, “Man arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment, DUI“, Tom Kuglin, Aug. 8, 2015