Lapses in judgment could affect anyone at some point. In some cases, such a lapse could lead to more unfortunate outcomes than others, and an individual could find him or herself facing criminal charges. Though having a legal problem can be a stressful and frightening experience, parties do have options for handling their cases. Gathering information on criminal defense avenues could help an interested party move forward using better judgment.
One woman in Utah may be considering her options after recently being taken into custody. Reports indicated that the charges resulted after authorities were apparently called to a disturbance at a residence. It was mentioned that the woman's daughter had allegedly found a baggie containing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia by the woman's bed. The woman initial stated that she did not know about the baggie.
Other individuals purportedly stated that the baggie did belong to the woman. As a result, police took her into custody. She is currently facing multiple charges including felony endangerment of a child, two felony charges relating to drug possession and one misdemeanor charge for possession of drug paraphernalia. Reports also stated that the woman allegedly stated that the baggie was hers. It is unclear how that purported statement may affect her case.
If the woman believes it could be helpful, she may want to assess all of her legal choices and determine what steps she would feel most comfortable utilizing before making any concrete decisions. Of course, if the woman wishes to create a criminal defense against the allegations brought against her, she has the option to do so. Consulting with legal representation that could help her better understand her legal affairs and Utah court proceedings may also be worth consideration.
Source: heraldextra.com, "Woman arrested in Spanish Fork on allegations of keeping meth in home with teenager", Kurt Hanson, Oct. 7, 2015