It is easy to immediately label someone a criminal if he or she has been accused of a crime. However, jumping to conclusions can be detrimental, as a person really may not be guilty at all. According to the law in California, those who face drug charges are innocent unless this is proven otherwise by an exacting standard of proof. Four individuals in our state recently found themselves in this situation.
One night of drinking certainly can cause pleasure. However, the good feeling associated with alcohol can easily be replaced by fear and grief if a person decides to drive while intoxicated and ends up killing other people as a result. This is because alcohol is a depressant that slows down an individual's reaction time and hampers his or her ability to focus effectively. One woman who allegedly engaged in drunk driving in California is currently facing this situation.