A tragic accident that left one family grieving may result in penalties for the man accused of the crime. An alleged perpetrator is likely considering options for criminal defense in the face of hit-and-run and other charges. The California accident led to the man's arrest. More details are given in a recent news article covering the event.
Tragically, a 3-year-old child is now deceased as the result of a hit-and-run accident. The family mourns the loss of the child just before Christmas, leading to high tension and emotions surrounding the case. A memorial has been established for the child at the site of the accident, and the mother asks why her baby was the one to be hit.
The alleged driver of the car that struck the child was tracked down after authorities used surveillance video and other technology to find the supposed suspect. When authorities located the man, they say the car matched the one in the video but had since been altered. The individual who was apprehended had a criminal record and was not supposed to be driving.
The man's criminal past can not be used against him in the current case. Only the true facts of the events, and not the imagined case against him, can be used to prove that he was the party responsible for the child's death. At this time, it is not yet revealed what the California man's criminal defense will be. Other individuals facing similar charges may choose to work with an attorney to develop a strong defense against criminal charges.
Source: abc30.com, "Arrest made in hit and run that killed a 3-year-old girl, Merced Police say", Nathalie Granda, Dec. 6, 2017