For drunk driving suspects, life can become difficult in many ways. A conviction may lead to dire consequences, such as the inability to drive, prison time, financial penalties and a criminal record that prevents someone from working. In Stamford, Connecticut, it is critical for those who have been charged with driving under the influence to make sure their case is presented properly in court and thoroughly assess their options.
Law enforcement officials in Connecticut recently took a 21-year-old man into custody. Authorities say that the man was driving on Hattertown Road when he veered off the road and hit an embankment, resulting in serious vehicle damage. Officials reportedly detected alcohol on his breath after the accident and say he failed a sobriety test that was administered.
After the suspect was taken into custody, authorities say he made threats and started yelling. Officials also accuse the suspect of texting while driving and he is facing a number of charges over his alleged DUI, use of a hand-held device, interference with a law enforcement official and driving in the wrong lane. His bond was set at $6,000 and he was scheduled to appear in court later in the month.
Many people have been convicted of DUI and had their life turned upside down. Furthermore, some of these people were innocent of the crimes they were accused of committing. For drunk driving suspects, understanding which steps to take next is paramount and some find tremendous value in reaching out to an experienced legal professional.
Source: Connecticut Post, "Monroe police: Drunk texting motorist crashes, fights cops," Alex Gecan, Nov. 10, 2015