Car accidents can happen at any time of day. Though law enforcement officials may be quick to assume that a driver who crashes at night may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, other issues, such as fatigue, could just as easily have been the cause. Unfortunately, a woman in Missouri now faces multiple criminal charges, including DWI, after she was allegedly involved in a single-vehicle collision.
The criminal justice system is often complex. For example, some people can find themselves charged with felony murder even if they were not directly involved in a person's death. In fact, 45 states have laws that allow someone to be charged with murder without actually killing someone. Though many states have recently weakened statutes that allow this, Missouri is not one of them.
Anyone who has shared a living space with a roommate has likely experienced some of the frustrations that come with it, even when they share a friendly relationship. Unfortunately, it can quickly become overwhelming. These frustrations combined with the disorientation that come be experienced by those people living in a nursing home could easily lead to misunderstandings. In fact, police in Missouri have charged an elderly man with murder in connection to the death of his roommate.
A criminal conviction follows you around for a long time. It shows up on background checks, and it could prevent you from getting a loan, job or housing.
A confrontation with a Missouri police officer can be nerve-wracking for many people. Often, the anxiety associated with such an encounter can even make someone who has committed no wrongdoing display symptoms that could be interpreted as guilt but are actually a product of nerves. Unfortunately, a man is now facing driving while intoxicated and drug charges after officers claimed he was involved in a car accident.
While there is a risk of being involved in a car accident at any time of day or night, the lack of visibility experienced at night can be especially difficult for some drivers. Unfortunately, police may be quick to make assumptions about the cause of an accident that occurs during the early morning hours, concluding that alcohol or drugs were involved rather than a simple driver error. In fact, a man in Missouri was arrested for DWI following a recent crash.
Many streets in Missouri have hazards. For example, the chances of an accident on a street that is not well lit could be higher. Unfortunately, drivers -- even those who are alert and vigilant -- may not be able to respond in time to an unexpected hazard in order to avoid a collision. In fact, four people were recently sent to the hospital after they were allegedly struck by a vehicle; the driver has since been charged with drunk driving.