Kalamazoo Assistant Prosecutor Fired After Alleged DUI
People from all walks of life are arrested for driving while intoxicated in the Grand Rapids area every day. Many people who are arrested for driving under the influence end up being punished outside of the courtroom before they are actually even convicted. That can be a problem since many people who are charged with OWI/DUI are not actually guilty. However, sometimes in the court of public opinion people are presumed guilty before they have a chance to defend themselves.
An assistant prosecutor in Kalamazoo County, Paige Timmer, has lost her job after she was allegedly caught while driving under the influence. The Ms. Timmer was initially suspended for the alleged violation. However, the county prosecutor recently announced the decision to fire the Ms. Timmer after police says they believe she was driving while intoxicated last month. According to police reports, the woman was involved in a two-car crash that left both her and the driver of the other vehicle with serious injuries. The case has reportedly been handed over to the state Attorney General’s Office.
While there were reports that Ms. Timmer was involved in a crash there were no reports as to why officers believe she had been drinking at the time of the accident. Additionally, there were no reports as to whether or not Ms. Timmer was given any kind of field sobriety test, breath test or blood alcohol test. Likewise, the report did not state whether or not there was any alcohol found in the vehicle she was driving. In these kinds of situations, it is easy to assume that a driver has been drinking, but there are still many unanswered questions that need to be resolved before it can be determined if Ms. Timmer is actually guilty of driving under the influence.
This kind of case shows that many times, even though a person is supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, it’s often the reverse. However, just because someone is charged with an OWI/DUI, that does not make him or her guilty of those charges. Therefore, if you are currently facing this kind of situation in Grand Rapids, then you need to contact the Van Den Huevel Law Office for help. Don’t wait for authorities to continue building a stronger case against you. Meeting with an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as you can gives you a better chance of fighting the charges successfully. Please contact us to by clicking here or give us a call at 616-698-0000 for sound legal advice in your DUI case.