A New Jersey man has recently experienced a series of negative outcomes
based on one flawed decision. He has been charged with a crime in connection
with the matter and will now need to prepare a
criminal defense. As the case moves forward, many readers will sympathize with the swiftness
with which one decision can spiral into disaster.
The matter began when witnesses reported seeing the man drive his pickup
truck out onto the ice of the Toms River on the first day of March. The
driver was reportedly doing doughnuts on the ice shortly before the truck
broke through and was submerged in the icy water. He was able to escape
from the vehicle, but he could not pull his dog from the truck before
it was fully submerged.
The 27-year-old driver not only lost his truck in the river, but he also
lost a beloved pet. He also could have easily lost his own life had he
not been able to climb out of the vehicle before it went under the surface.
In addition, he is also now facing criminal charges for animal cruelty
because of the dog's death.
As this case moves forward, it will be interesting to see how the court
handles the matter. When a New Jersey resident faces any criminal charge,
regardless of the situation that resulted in the charge being leveled,
he or she has the right to defend him or herself in court with the help
of a criminal defense team. Until proved guilty in a court of law, he
or she will be presumed innocent.
Source: nbcnewyork.com, "New Jersey Man Whose Truck Sank in Frozen River, Killing Dog, Charged With
Animal Cruelty", March 9, 2015