Anne Heche Crash: Will Star Face Criminal Charges?

Anne Heche Crash: Will Star Face Criminal Charges?Recent news of actress Anne Heche reveals that she could face legal troubles following the car accident that has had her in a coma for several days. Read on and we’ll tell you what one legal expert is saying those troubles might be.

Anne Heche – Might Face Charges

According to Reuters, former Los Angeles deputy district attorney Emily D. Baker explained what legal steps local authorities could take following an investigation into Heche’s recent car accident. Heche currently remains in a coma following a harrowing car crash on Friday.

Authorities are actively investigating the accident and Baker, a legal expert, outlined the various consequences the actress could face. Baker told PEOPLE that, though it remains unclear what led Heche to plow her car into the home, she would not likely face charges as long as “she was having a medical emergency.”

However, Baker said that, if the accident occurred “because something was going on and there was intention there” things would be very different. She said that, without more knowledge, it was “hard to evaluate” but that with a standard misdemeanor DUI without injuries, as an example, there would generally be no jail time.

Anne Heche – What We Know

Heche, who is 55 years old, was driving her blue Mini Cooper when she crashed into the home on Friday. The home belonged to Jennifer Durand and was occupied, at the time, by Durand’s tenant Lynne Mishele.

In the wake of the crash, the residence caught fire. The Emmy-winning actress suffered burns as a result and was ultimately intubated and rushed to the hospital. A representative for Heche said in a statement on Monday that the actress was in critical condition.

“She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention. She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”

Anne Heche – Hollywood Offers Support

The Los Angeles Times reports that Heche has the support of many Hollywood A-listers including Alec Baldwin, Rosie O’Donnell, and Rosanna Arquette. “There’s not a lot of women I’ve worked with that are brave in the way that Anne is brave,” Baldwin said in an Instagram post on Saturday. “She would do anything. She was very original and very brave.”

Baldwin praised Heche as an “incredibly talented woman” adding that he hopes she would recover from her injuries. Hours after the accident Rosanna Arquette tweeted that the accident was “really tragic” and called on followers to “pray for her.”

In response to one follower who questioned Heche’s actions, Arquette noted that she “was clearly in a crisis.” Be sure and stay up to date on this developing story and return here often for more spoilers, news, and updates.

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