Being accused of a crime can be the beginning of a sometimes long legal process. In many cases, it is likely that an individual will need to make court appearances in order for his or her side of the situation to be heard. Therefore, it is important that individuals who have been charged for alleged drug crimes understand the possible strategies they could potentially utilize as their cases proceed.
A Utah State University student is currently facing charges for drug distribution and sexual battery after an alleged incident. It was reported that officers responded to a call from hotel room about a possible drug overdose. After arriving on the scene, a woman stated that she had been drugged and sexually assaulted by a male USU student. While investigating, it was reportedly discovered that student paid the woman for sex.
The woman stated that after the initial act, the student reportedly came back to the hotel and sexually assaulted her after they smoked marijuana. As a result, the student was charged with felony distribution of a controlled substances and sexual battery. He had previously received a citation for soliciting a prostitute after the initial investigation.
Facing felony charges for alleged drug crimes can lead to serious consequences if an individual is convicted. Therefore, the man involved in this incident may wish to learn more about criminal proceedings in Utah relating to his circumstances in order to gain a better idea of what he may experience. Such information may help him prepare for his legal process and determine how he would like to handle his case.
Source: fox13now.com, "USU athlete charged with soliciting prostitute, marijuana distribution, sexual assault", David Wells, March 18, 2015