University ex-employee arrested on campus for DWI, other charges

University ex-employee arrested on campus for DWI, other charges

| Apr 5, 2021 | Uncategorized

When a person is facing serious criminal charges, a conviction can result in lifetime consequences. A defendant can be facing jail time, fines, driver’s license suspension and the loss of some Constitutional rights. They can also face a ruined personal and professional reputation. A Nederland resident was recently arrested on serious charges after driving around the Lamar University campus after being fired.

Former Lamar employee arrested

A former Lamar employee was arrested recently and is facing several serious charges. The man driving in a white pick-up was noticed by a Lamar officer. The officer called for backup and she and another officer stopped to talk to the defendant in a parking lot. The officers described the defendant as “highly agitated” and intoxicated. The officers were able to subdue the man and take him to the hospital for a medical examination. He was later taken to the Jefferson County jail. His truck was searched, and officers allegedly found two loaded AK-47 rifles, five loaded handguns, and additional ammunition. He is facing multiple serious charges including driving while intoxicated, failure to identify, unlawfully carrying a weapon and resisting arrest. He was an HVAC controls mechanic at the university until recently when he was terminated due to a “personal matter”. The defendant has no prior convictions.

Criminal defense attorney

If a person is facing a serious criminal charge, they may want to speak with an attorney who specializes in criminal defense. An attorney understands what is at stake for their client and will aggressively defend their rights. They will gather all the facts of their client’s case and use their experience to build a personalized defense strategy. They will work hard to obtain the best possible outcome for their client to protect their freedom and defend their rights.

A person who is facing serious criminal charges should understand that a conviction can lead to life-long consequences. A defendant has the legal right to tell their side of the story and an attorney can be by their side through the whole process.