The next time you are sitting in your favorite local pub sipping on a craft brew or just watching the game, beware that you could get more excitement than you expected. How about a 90-year-old woman crashing into the side of the restaurant? Believe it or not, we found this story about a real woman in Indianapolis who hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, which caused 60 people to be evacuated from the restaurant.
Fortunately, there was no structural damage to the building, it will be fixed and reopened soon, and no one got injured. While it doesn’t appear that the elderly woman was under the influence of any substances, we can chalk this scenario up to poor judgment. However, we don’t want to think too long and hard about the number of 90-year-olds who are on the road and prone to mixing up the pedals in their vehicle.
Bringing Yourself to Justice
It’s hard to expect yourself to be perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. However, when you find yourself charged with a crime, you want to navigate the legal system and secure the best possible outcome. You don’t want to make more mistakes (i.e. such as not hiring a competent attorney) and get more serious consequences than would fit the crime. You also don’t need to serve time or to pay high penalties if your case can be disproven in the courts. We work with people accused of crimes who seek justice.
They want fair treatment under the law and, in some cases, to get reduced consequences in exchange for a plea bargain or, in other cases, credit for the time they have already served in the detention center. We help clients from every walk of life to understand their rights. We also assist clients in understanding how the justice system views criminals as needing to make restitution for their crimes before they can go about getting their lives back on track.
Learning the Facts of Your Case
As officers of the court system, we help each person accused of a crime, no matter how severe it may be, to get a timely resolution to their case. The court dates are not under our control, but we can use legal motions to help the case move along. We can also file other actions on your behalf based on your individual needs. For example, we know that you can be in the wrong place at the wrong time and get mistaken for someone who actually committed the crime.
What’s more, you could be involved in a domestic dispute and the officer who responds to the scene could believe the other person instead of you. The officer might have arrested you for saying or doing something to the other party when, in fact, a closer investigation would have revealed that you did nothing except defend yourself under highly emotional circumstances.
We Can Help
At Dungan & LeFevre, we have noticed that people will get themselves into all kinds of predicaments that they could have avoided if they had used a little more better discretion. This is especially true when you are out having a good time with friends and under the influence of alcohol. You want to throw caution to the wind, but you are always responsible for your behavior. You can’t make choices that endanger the lives of others or damage their property. If you’re kicking yourself right now because you ended up on the wrong side of the law, please do not give up.
We have a team of defense attorneys who are strongly committed to representing people who have made mistakes or who have been wrongfully accused of a crime. We have a meticulous process for preparing a defense on each client’s behalf.
Please contact us about finding affordable defense services. Rest assured that the consultation is free. We value your business and look forward to meeting your legal needs.