Police Say Mother Framed Son for DUI
Local police in Williamsport say a woman framed her son for driving under the influence (DUI).
According to a report by WNEP-TV, the 38-year-old woman from West Milton admitted to investigators that she put her 20-year-old son behind the wheel of a car in February, then called police and told them he had passed out while high on synthetic marijuana.
The man was initially charged with DUI, but later claimed at his preliminary hearing that his mother had put him in the vehicle and started the engine, a claim which the woman later corroborated. She was then charged with making false reports and reckless endangerment.
False charges do happen
Although the specific events in this case are rather unusual, it does serve as an example that false charges do happen. When they do, it is important for the wrongfully accused to defend themselves with all of the legal means available to them. Had the man failed to challenge the charges, he would have had a DUI that he didn’t commit on his record. He likely would have had to pay a large fine and would have been subject to other potential penalties.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, you must hire an attorney as soon as possible. This will ensure you fully protect your constitutional rights and potentially minimize the potential penalties you face. If you did not commit the crime, your attorney can also help you prove your case in a court of law.
For further guidance on how you can best defend yourself against impaired driving charges, speak with an experienced Reading DUI defense lawyer at David R. Eshelman: A Professional Corporation.