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Woman Who Killed Boy in Car Accident Released on Bond

August 15th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

A Skokie woman involved in a car accident in May was released on bond on August 9th after serving almost three months in Cook County jail.  The domino effect car accident ended up killing an 8-year-old named Carter Vo while he was riding his bicycle.  The woman was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence resulting in death, and misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs because she was under the influence of marijuana and other drugs at the time of the accident.

Hanin Goma, of Skokie was driving away from her cashier’s job at the Grecian Kitchen and traveling near the intersection of St. Louis Avenue and Main Street.  The 23 year old turned onto Main Street and hit an eastbound Ford Van.  The force of the accident turned Goma’s car around where it struck the second grader and pushed him into a parked car.  Later when she was taken to the Skokie Hospital, blood tests showed marijuana and amphetamines in her system.

She plead not guilty to the charges and was being held on a $250,000 bond under the strict guidelines that if she was released, she would surrender her passport and submit to weekly drug testing.  This was partially due to the spotty criminal history in Goma’s past which includes misdemeanor charges of unlawful possession of cannabis, criminal damage to property, shoplifting, and multiple moving violations from the last 5 years.

Goma’s defense attorney had been arguing for the reduction of her bond consistent with her families’ wishes. For cases with multiple criminal charges, negotiations need to take place inside and outside of the courtroom.  If you or a loved one are facing traffic, drug, DUI or any other charges, then do not hesitate to reach out to a talented criminal defense attorney in Rolling Meadows.

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