A Texas woman is in jail after a bizarre incident which happened in late January. The woman claimed that after her two children helped her with some housecleaning, she decided to reward them (her children are 8 and 9 years old) with a ride on the car; a dangerous ride sitting on the trunk of her car, which the woman claimed her son had been begging for repeatedly for weeks. This case could have legal ramifications far outside of the state of Texas, said a New York Criminal Lawyer.
Responding to the woman’s claims that ride was intended as a reward, one officer involved in the case said, “Those may have been her intentions, but they were bad intentions. It’s just dangerous. Having a child riding on a vehicle, it’s like playing with a loaded gun. You just don’t know what is going to happen.”
The judge seemed to agree with the officer’s sentiment, handing down charges from the bench of two counts of injury to a child- which the law says is a felony in Nassau and Suffolk counties in the third degree.
Compounding the problem, injuries to one of the children seem to suggest that they not only fell off the car, but were also possibly run over as well- a finding which has lead Child Protective Services to open an investigation as well. According to a well known NY Criminal Lawyer, the outcome of the CPS investigation could have a significant impact on the outcome of the criminal trial.
No matter the charges, a New York Criminal Attorney can help you in your time of need. If you are facing pending litigation, consider calling a New York Criminal Attorney to get your case on the right track.