A look at developments in Criminal Law in North Carolina
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Prosecutor Eric Bellas Charged with DWI
The lead prosecutor in the Zahra Baker case, Eric Bellas (right), was charged with DWI while attending the NC Conference of DA's annual conference on the North Carolina coast.
DWI's have become the punching bag of the legislature, as harsher and harsher penalties are added every year, without thought to the reality of widespread alcohol use in our society. A DWI has become a career ender for many. Hopefully, this will blow over for Mr. Bellas and he can do what's necessary to deal with his poor alcohol choices, without having his whole career and life destroyed as so many have before him.