Police look for driver in hit-and-run accident

Posted on June 27th, 2012 No Comments

Police are currently looking for a man that was involved in a car accident and then fled the scene.

According to police officials, the accident occurred at the intersection of Winthrop and Commercial streets where a ladder was leaning against a building as a part of a painting project.

The car then fled the scene after striking the ladder. Police are still looking for the identity of the driver and will most likely be charged with leaving the scene of an accident that caused property damage and personal injury. It is unknown the man was drunk driving during the time of the collision.

Former police officer arrested for drunk driving with child

Posted on June 20th, 2012 No Comments

A former police officer in Barnstable was recently arrested for drunk driving with a child in the car. The cop has now been arrested for six months after it was found that he took the child on a seven hour car ride while intoxicated.

According to police officials that were involved in the arrest, the man was taking the boy to his baseball tournament  last July and the boy felt so unsafe in the car, he ended up jumping from the vehicle. The former officer was also the coach of the team.

The Cape Cod Times reported that the man pleaded guilty last month and was sentenced to 30 days in jail for drunk driving and five months for child endangerment.  The officer resigned from the police station in September and is currently seeking treatment.

Assistant town administrator arrested for drunk driving

Posted on June 13th, 2012 No Comments

An Assistant Town Administrator has now been arrested for drunk driving on Sunday after being pulled over by police officials in Mashpee.

According to Cape Cod Online, the 49-year-old woman was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and driving to endanger.

Officials have not yet made a statement about whether the woman’s employment status or any changes to her duty as a result of the arrest. The woman has been assistant town administrator for nearly 22 years and her pretrial hearing has now been set for July 9.

What is entrapment?

Posted on June 6th, 2012 No Comments

When law enforcement officials attempt to catch people committing some type of criminal act, they may use what is known as a “sting-operation.”

The issue that can arise from these scenarios is that police officials may be too aggressive when doing so and may almost provoke the person to commit the crime. This is then called, entrapment.

When determining whether something is entrapment or not, the first thing to take note of is that the police officer must approach the person first. Also, the person who is accused of committing the crime must have already planned to commit the crime before ever being asked by the officer.

Because this may be difficult to prove, you need a professional legal representative that can discuss all of your legal options with you. Contact the Cape Cod criminal defense lawyer James Powderly today by calling 508-343-0676 today.

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