A Milwaukee woman has been arrested after allegedly hitting a car on a bridge, and not stopping. The man who was hit called police and said that the woman was driving the wrong way and hit his car. Police later stopped the car with the alleged hit-and-run driver. Reports say she was arrested on suspicion of various crimes but has not yet been charged.
The woman could face a long jail sentence if she is charged and convicted of the felony charges of recklessly endangering safety, and hit and run in Milwaukee. The sheriffs that responded allegedly gave the woman a breath test that was above the legal limit. These allegations are very serious and will probably need a rigorous criminal defense.
When a person is arrested, police will try to get information out of them, which they could then use against them in court. This means it is important to understand your rights if you are ever arrested. Speaking with an experience Milwaukee criminal defense attorney who can help you defend felony accusations might be a wise decision.
Someone who is accused of a serious crime at a young age might have to deal with the repercussions for years to come if they are convicted. These allegations can affect a person's job status as well as their reputation. An attorney can help make sure all proper procedures and laws are followed by the authorities to make sure you receive a fair trial. If the authorities violate a person's rights during an investigation, the charges against them might be reduced or dropped depending on the situation.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Deputies arrest wrong-way driver after crash on Hoan Bridge," Gitte Laasby, May 2, 2012