Getting pulled over by an officer on suspicion of drunk driving can be a frightening - as well as embarrassing - situation, especially if you were sure you were good to drive. But what if you haven't had a drop of alcohol all day and are still pulled over by police for a DUI/DWI? What's worse, you're also showing all of the signs of intoxication and are thus arrested as a result.
Nearly everyone who has ever watched a cop or detective show on television thinks they have a basic understanding of their rights in an encounter with the police. But in truth, things usually aren't as straightforward as they appear on TV.
A Denver police officer is facing serious criminal allegations after he apparently discharged a firearm inside his home. Official reports show that the man, age 42, is accused of domestic violence, child abuse and weapons violations, among other offenses. He allegedly shot his own ceiling six times. He told authorities that he had been popping bubble wrap. However, spent bullets and shell casings were found on the floor of the man's home.
Violence is never a good answer to any problem. In some cases involving domestic situations which end with one or both individuals being arrested and charged with assault, there may be other factors that ought to be examined and taken into account. For individuals who are public figures, allegations and charges related to domestic assault can haunt them for years.