Because each criminal case comes with its own set of conditions, each individual facing such a predicament may want to determine which legal path may be right for him or her. There are different criminal defense strategies that could potentially be utilized, and assessing the case closely could help parties find out which courses of action may be in their best interests. One woman in Utah may be considering her options after recently being taken into custody.
Reports stated that the 27-year-old woman was a "transient" and that she had purportedly burgarlized a business and a vehicle. She is accused of having stolen a cell phone and food items from the business, and she is also accused of having taken credit cards, cash and other items from a vehicle. It was unclear what caused the woman to be suspected, but police located her and placed her under arrest.
Reportedly, the woman had two outstanding felony warrants, and as a result, an officer placed her in handcuffs before searching her. She allegedly had three credit cards on her person, and the officer purportedly found items in her purse belonging to the owner of the burgarlized vehicle. Heroin was also allegedly found on her person. As a result, she is currently facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.
The case could potentially be complicated by the numerous charges and the variety of the allegations leveled against her. She was every right to consult an experienced Utah attorney to help her better understand her case and criminal defense options. As with other defendants, she is presumed innocent until -- and only if -- she is actually convicted of one or more charges criminal court.
Source: heraldextra.com, "Transient woman arrested in Payson on reports of burglary, theft of credit cards", Kurt Hanson, June 20, 2016