A woman in New Jersey was recently taken into custody and accused of committing drug crimes. Her arrest came after she reportedly ran into a building in October. A strong criminal defense will likely be necessary as she moves forward through the state's criminal justice system.
Authorities said that the 28-year-old woman drew their attention when she crashed into a parked car and then left the roadway and hit a building, which received minor damage as a result. Officials took her to the hospital following the accident since she complained of pain in her neck. They said that the woman was drug-impaired when the crash occurred.
According to police, the woman had more than 20 bags containing what they believed was heroin, along with three bags featuring what they suspected was heroin residue. The woman also allegedly had a hypodermic syringe. In connection with the accident, the woman faces charges of possessing heroin, drug impairment, possessing a hypodermic syringe, not producing an insurance card, possessing drugs in a car, DUI, careless driving and reckless driving.
Even though the woman faces several criminal charges in New Jersey, she is presumed innocent until and unless the government can prove her guilt in court and beyond a reasonable doubt. This high standard exists with the goal of preventing innocent people from being convicted of crimes they did not commit. A criminal defense attorney will scrutinize the evidence that prosecutors intend to present at trial in an effort to find holes in the prosecution's case. The attorney's ultimate goal in this situation is to achieve the most personally favorable outcome for the defendant given the circumstances surrounding her arrest.