A man was recently taken into custody in Mesa, AZ on charges of drunk driving and child endangerment. On February 21, the 23-year-old Mesa native had allegedly been drinking on and off throughout the day; when police apprehended him he was found to have a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .16, which is twice the legal limit in the state of Arizona. New York Criminal Lawyers have seen similar circumstances on frequent occasions, where a person makes unwise decisions under the influence of alcohol.
Besides the obvious irresponsibility of driving under the influence of alcohol, this rather youthful man was also charged for an odd situation within the vehicle itself: not only had he endangered four children by having them in the car along with him, but a further three children were discovered in the trunk of the car. Upon questioning, the man responded that he had taken the children to a birthday party and could only fit all seven of them by placing the three in the trunk. Though circumstantial evidence and child endangerment were charged to the man, New York Criminal Lawyers recognize the right of a fair trial by jury for every individual facing such charges, in keeping with our Constitution and democratic governmental policies.
DWI is a serious crime in Long Island and The Bronx. MADD is very active on the Island and demands serious penalties for infractions.
Despite this disturbing account, it appears that all seven children were unharmed and healthy upon investigation. According to a spokesman from the Mesa Police Department, the local man was arrested for seven counts of child endangerment, as well as charges of aggravated DUI (driving under the influence.)
In cases such as this, a N York Criminal Attorney can assist those facing charges such as these with legal counsel, representation and other services. Again, each individual is guaranteed the right to a trial by a jury of peers, as afforded by the U.S. Constitution.
If you or someone you care about is facing charges and/or a pending trial, a New York City Criminal Attorney is prepared to come alongside the accused and represent them with empathy and excellence. The Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates can offer you support and guidance as well as a free consultation when you contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.