A particular district attorney in Louisiana is fighting hard against a woman involved in a current court case. She's accused of drunk driving and was released from jail after posting a $126,000 bond. This option is often part of the adjudication process in Lake Charles and throughout the state, and those set with bonds are free to go when they fulfill payment.
However, the DA in this situation was apparently not happy about that arrangement at all, even though the woman merely acted in accordance with what was allowed by law. The DA is requesting that her bond either be raised or revoked, so she must stay behind bars. He said the reason he wants the woman in jail is because she already has multiple DUI arrests on her record.
The current charges the woman faces were filed after an incident that occurred on a bridge. There was a fatal collision. The woman's blood alcohol content level was reportedly tested at some point, and the results were allegedly more than twice the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle in this state.
Regardless of whether a person is facing drunk driving charges for the first time, the Louisiana court has the final say as to whether a bond will be set and what that amount should be. An experienced Lake Charles criminal defense attorney can act on behalf of a defendant to protect his or her rights and diffuse attacks launched by prosecutors to keep one behind bars or secure convictions. In fact, a defendant may request legal representation as soon as an arrest has been made.
Source: usnews.com, "DA Seeks to Revoke Bond for Accused Drunk Driver", Accessed on April 20, 2017