The world of criminal defense is full of debate about gray areas of the law. Sometimes, a judge will make a decision that angers much of the public, but is necessary to follow the law and do the right thing. These cases highlight the fact that no two crimes are exactly the same or should be punished as such.
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), it is important to hire an attorney who understands that the criminal justice system should rehabilitate offenders, not just punish them. A good DUI defense attorney can help work toward a fair resolution to your criminal case.
At the Law Offices of Michael M. Raheb, we will take the time to hear your side of the story and help you reach the best possible solution. We understand that making a mistake doesn’t make you a bad person, and we will treat you with the respect that you deserve. To schedule a free consultation in Fort Myers, Call Us At 866-949-0888 Today!
Ethan Couch’s Defense Attorney Is Defending The Verdict Amid Public Outrage
One of the biggest stories of the year focuses on 16-year-old Ethan Couch, who was sentenced to 10 years of probation and rehab after killing four people while drinking and driving. The judge’s ruling created a controversy, with many people insisting that Couch should be in jail. The media has also taken issue with his “affluenza” defense, which lays blame for the accident on Couch’s wealthy parents who never held him accountable for any of his mistakes.
Dallas News reports that Couch’s attorney recently spoke out to defend the judge’s decision. He said that the defense is not meant to excuse Couch’s actions. Instead, it was designed to show a need for rehabilitation. What Couch did was wrong, but he is only 16, and the laws that govern juvenile crimes are designed to get kids the help that they need. In that way, the judge’s decision was in keeping with the law.
Drunk Driver Fighting License Revocation Because She Was Forced To Drive To Flee Her Abuser
Jennifer Axelberg has taken her case to the State Supreme Court to protest the decision to revoke her license after she was arrested for DUI two years ago. According to the Star Tribune, Axelberg and her husband were drinking at their cabin when he became infuriated and began to hit her. To escape him, she ran to her car and locked the doors.
He then began to beat on the windshield in an attempt to continue abusing her, so she drove for less than a mile to escape him. She was pulled over and had her license revoked. Her husband has since been put in jail for spousal abuse, and Axelberg is hoping that the court will side with her because she was forced to drive drunk.
If you’ve been arrested for DUI in Fort Myers, it is important to contact us as soon as possible to make sure that the arrest does not negatively affect your life for any longer than it has to. We can help you appeal to have your license reinstated and try to work with the prosecution to achieve a fair verdict. To speak with an attorney about your case, Call Us At 866-949-0888 Today!