Being in an car accident that results in personal injury is a devastating experience for most who have suffered such circumstances. When one finds oneself also facing criminal charges in the aftermath of a collision, life can take a sudden turn for the worse. In Texas, and throughout the United States, however, a person accused of drunk driving or other criminal charges associated with a traffic accident is able to retain legal representation before facing those charges in court.
In October 2015, a car accident occurred that left a man severely injured. He was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Bail was set at $75,000. When he appeared at his recent hearing in court, he reportedly walked with a cane and had braces on his neck and back.
The man is charged with a felony and faces a possible seven years in prison if convicted. He allegedly had both alcohol and cocaine in his system when his vehicle struck another car. He was ejected from his vehicle upon impact in the crash. No others suffered injury in the collision.
In the aftermath of the suspected drunk driving accident, the man accused spent a month in the hospital, recovering from his injuries. Reports indicate that he suffered more than 20 broken bones in the crash. Facing criminal charges in court while trying to heal from such serious injuries would obviously be an extremely stressful experience. Those in similar circumstances in Texas will want to know that an experienced attorney will be able to help alleviate some of that stress by acting on one's behalf in all interactions with law enforcement agents and court officials.
Source: dailyherald.com, "Algonquin man severely injured in crashed charged with DUI", Barbara Vitello, Dec. 9, 2015