Some people do not realize that anyone can be charged with a crime. While
it seems like underprivileged individuals are accused of crimes more often
than the privileged, anyone can face criminal allegations. It does not
matter if you are a teacher, lawyer or doctor. However, what if you were
the son of a well-known politician? In this case, the philosophy still
In recent news, the son of Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan was
arrested on drug charges Thursday. According to reports, the 20-year-old
man is accused of smoking
marijuana with two underage girls inside the home of his parent.
Authorities have arrested the man for possession of marijuana and possession
of paraphernalia. Furthermore, he faces charges for being under the influence of drugs.
As one can see, it does not matter how high your family may be on the social
ladder--anyone can be convicted of a crime. If the son of the politician
is found guilty, you can bet that this incident will probably affect not
only the suspect, but his mother's career.
Every type of person can get tangled up in criminal law; however, every
type of person also deserves a proper criminal defense. Every defendant
has very specific rights. If authorities do not uphold or protect those
rights in the process of an arrest, a court may throw out any unlawfully
obtained evidence that suggests guilt. Therefore, as the son of this politician
approaches his charges, he will need to ensure that he has adequate knowledge
of his criminal privileges.
Source: NJ.com, "Bergen County executive's son arrested on drug charges," S.P. Sullivan, April 19, 2012