When a person is driving in an unfamiliar area, it is understandable that he or she might become disoriented and confused. In fact, such confusion could ultimately lead to a car accident. Despite this, a Virginia man is now accused of driving under the influence, or DUI, after he was allegedly involved in a car accident involving a restaurant.
When an unexpected death occurs, there is an understandable desire for answers and justice, if appropriate. However, when law enforcement officers believe a crime has been committed, a person suspected of committing that crime has certain rights that must be upheld. In fact, charges against a driver in Virginia stemming from an alleged drunk driving case have recently been dismissed due to what some reports describe as police officer missteps.
When a car accident results in serious injuries, the desire to hold someone criminally responsible is understandable. However, the fact is that car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, such as a driver miscalculation, which is not necessarily criminal behavior. Despite this, law enforcement officials in Virginia believe that a recent fatal accident was the result of driving under the influence, or DUI.
Nearly every driver has felt a moment of panic when they looked into their rear view mirror and saw the flashing lights of a law enforcement officer. Often, when someone is facing claims of traffic violations, they automatically accept the accusations against them and pay a fine. However, the law office of Robert F. Rider, PLC can help drivers respond to such claims.
If you're pulled over for suspicion of DUI, the officer may eventually decide to put you through a variety of field sobriety tests. While you assume that the officer knows what they are doing, don't be so sure of it.