Federal Inquiry, Orange County Jail
The U.S Department of Justice is conducting an investigation into allegations of abuses in Orange County Jail. The allegations include an account of an inmate who was killed by fellow prisoners after a deputy falsely told them that the man was a child molester. Allegations have also been made detailing Sherriff's use of Taser stun guns on handcuffed or restrained prisoners. Recently, the Orange County District Attorneys Office criticized Sherriff Deputies for a "code of silence" that permeated the department and hampered inquiries into potential criminal actions of Deputies.
County Jail time is a realistic concern for defendants charged with DUI in Orange County, particularly for multiple DUI offenders. In light of the above concerns, those charged with DUI in Orange County should seek counsel and representation from an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer. If the Orange County District Attorney and the Federal Government are concerned about the safety of inmates, anyone facing possible jail time should do everything possible to seek alternatives to a jail sentence. Alternatives include private jails, home arrest and residential treatment programs. Please call Orange County DUI Attorneys Gold & Witham for a free consultation.