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Criminal defense important to man facing drug, other charges

While most people likely hope that they will get through life without facing any serious legal predicaments, that is not always what happens. For some people, serious criminal charges could be brought against them for various reasons, including drug-related activity. Of course, even though a person may face charges, he or she still has the right to present a criminal defense.

One man may be hoping to find the best defense for his case after recently being arrested in Utah. According to reports, an officer stopped the man's vehicle because it was traveling 94 mph on Interstate 15. After the officer approached the vehicle, he reportedly smelled marijuana. The man purportedly consented to a search of the vehicle, and the officer allegedly found drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Utah man charged with aggravated murder after remains found

In cases where a person faces a serious criminal charge, it is not unusual for others to draw their own conclusions before a trial even gets underway. This type of scenario is particularly true in cases of suspected murder. When an individual is taken into custody in association with the crime, others may immediately think the person is guilty. However, any accused party has the right to a criminal defense.

One man in Utah is undoubtedly hoping to use his defense presentation as a way to reach a favorable outcome to his criminal case. According to reports, the man was recently taken into custody in connection with the death of a 23-year-old college student. The woman had been missing for 11 days before her remains were reportedly discovered in the man's backyard.

Drug crimes: Man accused of possession with intent in Utah

Criminal accusations can seem to plague certain people. They may handle serious legal situations only to find themselves facing allegations again later. Unfortunately, accusations of drug crimes can have lasting consequences, and if a person is charged more than once, the situation may only become more serious.

One man in Utah is currently facing this type of ordeal after recently being taken into custody. According to reports, a major crimes task force obtained a warrant to search the man's apartment. It was unclear what evidence they had to obtain the warrant, but they believed that he was operating a large-scale drug trafficking business. When officers searched the residence, they allegedly found 20 pounds of methamphetamine, 3 kilograms of heroin and 380 grams of cocaine. A loaded handgun and drug distributing paraphernalia were also purportedly discovered.

Utah man charged with violent crimes after child goes missing

When a child goes missing, numerous people can feel an immediate sense of panic. Investigations begin, and police officers often start looking for suspects in the event that wrongdoing has occurred. In such situations, it is not unusual for a person to face allegations for violent crimes if a child is not found and murder is suspected.

This type of scenario has recently affected a 21-year-old Utah man. According to reports, the man's 5-year-old niece went missing after the man had been at his sister's home with the child the night before her disappearance. The family claims that when they woke up the next morning, the young girl was gone and so was her uncle. Authorities located the man and claimed that he gave inconsistent statements and was uncooperative.

Utah man likely to defend against charges of murder, obstruction

When fearful, some individuals may think it is better not to tell the truth about a situation. They could believe that if they lie, they will avoid suspicion or trouble, but unfortunately, if a person is not truthful with law enforcement or if police even suspect that the person was lying, more trouble could result. As a result, an individual could wind up needing to defend against multiple charges.

One man in Utah is currently facing such a predicament because authorities believe he tried to cover up the death of his girlfriend. Reports indicated that the man called emergency services on the night of his girlfriend's death and claimed that she died after the two had aggressive sex, which he claimed involved putting restraints on their necks. However, an emergency room doctor indicated that the woman's injuries did not fit with the man's story.

Multiple people face charges for Utah drug crimes

Everyone makes mistakes. It is a simple fact of life. Unfortunately, some people's mistakes can land them in more serious trouble than others. For instance, if parties get wrapped up in drug-related activity, they could end up the subjects of investigations that may lead to serious charges for drug crimes.

It was recently reported that nine people were taken into custody for drug-related charges in Utah as the result of an investigation. It was unclear what prompted the investigation, but it was noted that it had been going on for months. Authorities were apparently looking into drug distribution activities in an area, and a narcotic strike force team was involved with the recent arrests. That team consisted of law enforcement officers from multiple county and city departments.

Criminal defense info may help 2 arrested after police chase

When people begin to panic, they do not always act rationally. As a result, many people who see flashing blue lights from police vehicles often begin to panic and consider attempting to flee. Unfortunately, many who make this attempt only end up facing an even more difficult scenario and may need an even more significant criminal defense.

It was recently reported that two individuals were taken into custody in Utah after attempting to evade a police officer. Apparently, a police officer attempted to stop a white SUV for an undisclosed reason, but the driver of the vehicle did not pull over. Instead, he purportedly sped away and led officers on a chase that reached speeds of approximately 120 mph. Deputies eventually deployed road spikes that slowed the vehicle.

5 facing charges for drug crimes after alleged bust in Utah

Anyone can land in a serious legal predicament at any time. Though it pays to be prepared for such a scenario, it can be difficult to know what information a person will need regarding criminal charges and defense options before the time comes. Still, if an individual faces accusations of drug crimes, it is important that he or she knows what steps could be taken to handle the situation in a meaningful way.

Multiple individuals in Utah will undoubtedly want to explore their available legal options after a reported drug bust. Apparently, authorities carried out a search warrant at a residence in relation to a drug investigation. During the search, investigators allegedly found narcotics valued between $7,750 and $15,500. They also purportedly found drug paraphernalia. As a result, authorities believed that the substances were intended for distribution.

Woman facing multiple charges likely focusing on criminal defense

Each criminal case is different. Some people may face a misdemeanor charge that they can handle relatively easily, and others may face numerous charges ranging in severity and stemming from a single event. In the latter case, individuals may have a more difficult time creating criminal defense strategies for their cases, but still, they do not have to do it alone.

One woman in Utah may be looking for assistance after recently being taken into custody on multiple charges. Reports stated that a police officer was responding to a call about a woman driving a stolen truck in a parking lot and almost hitting an employee who was trying to stop her. The woman left the parking lot, but the officer noticed the vehicle on a side street. The officer activated his lights, and the driver sped off.

Dozens facing federal charges in relation to Utah drug conspiracy

When authorities believe that they have made a major bust when it comes to criminal activity, it often means that multiple people will face criminal allegations. In some cases involving drug operations, the events could even result in federal charges. Individuals accused of such crimes could face serious consequences, and because they undoubtedly want to avoid negative outcomes as much as possible, focusing on their criminal defense strategies is wise.

It was recently reported that 33 individuals allegedly involved in a Utah street gang have had federal charges brought against them. Allegedly, the accused parties were working with a drug cartel in order to distribute substances like heroin and methamphetamine throughout the area. The individuals have not yet been formally indicted on charges, but it is expected that the allegations will involve conspiracy to distribute heroin and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.