Being indicted on criminal charges is often the start of a difficult process. Facing any type of accusation is stressful, but being formally charged is not always a guarantee. However, after an indictment, an accused person will certainly want to ensure that he or she understands the options that could best help when it comes to creating and presenting a criminal defense.
It was recently reported that one woman in New York was recently indicted on multiple charges in relation to a fatal car accident. The accident took place last month when the woman allegedly drove while intoxicated and crashed her vehicle into the rear of another vehicle. The collision resulted in a person in the other vehicle suffering fatal injuries and that person’s 8-year-old son being injured.
At the time of the crash, the woman purportedly tried to leave the scene, but officers detained her. Among the numerous felony charges she faces are vehicular manslaughter, aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter and assault. The report noted that the woman’s bail was set at $200,000 and that she is set to appear in court again this month.
Though this New York woman has certainly already started working on her case, she may now feel even more motivated to explore her criminal defense options after this recent indictment. Understanding the exact allegations brought against her may allow her to determine possible ways to defend against them. Though she may feel overwhelmed by the entire ordeal, she may want to remember she has legal rights that could help her address her case.