I just posed the question to a Sacramento County DA who told me “plead guilty and throw himself on the mercy of the court.” I don’t think any of us in this profession really believe that but the facts as presented by the media don’t look very favorable. Still, everyone deserves the best defense they have access to.
Access to the things that money and fame can afford, clouds the judgment of young and old alike. There are frequent examples with professional athletes and a variety of other celebrities. A person’s youth excuses some behavior that would otherwise be less tolerable with respect to a real adult. The line between the two, however, is a rather large gray area.
Perhaps the parents of the “Uber Rich” don’t really have the same control the rest of us can exercise as parents. Still, from a very young age we have an obligation to share the dangers of drinking and driving and the very real consequences of getting caught.
Talk to your son or daughter today, so you don’t have to call the Law Office of Denis White tomorrow.