Understanding the legal situation after being charged with a crime is an important step for individuals to take. If they are uncertain as to how to handle the allegations leveled against them, they could face negative consequences that could potentially have been lessened or avoided. By exploring legal options, gathering information about charges and learning more about criminal defense tactics, an individual may be better able to face his or her legal situation.
One man in Utah may be assessing his circumstances and hoping to find more information after being taken into custody. It was reported that the man was allegedly intoxicated when he broke into his girlfriend's home and began assaulting her. Reports indicated that the man purportedly hit the woman in the face and other parts of her body and grabbed her hair in order to strike her head against the floor.
The man allegedly passed out at one point, and the woman reportedly went to a neighbor's house to call the police. The man was taken into custody and is facing numerous charges. Some of those allegations include assault, aggravated kidnapping and intoxication.
The charges leveled against the man reportedly involved in this Utah case can have serious consequences if he is convicted. However, he should be considered innocent until -- and only if -- he is found guilty in a court of law. He will have the opportunity to mount a criminal defense if he chooses, and information on criminal proceedings and defense strategies may prove helpful to his situation.
Source: good4utah.com, "Police: Man breaks into girlfriend's home, assaults her for hours", Tasmin Mahfuz, April 7, 2015