Most everyone finds themselves in situations at some point in their lives where they do not act like themselves. Various conditions of an event could lead to unusual reactions from individuals, and unfortunately, those actions could have serious results. If a person is involved in an incident that turns violent, there is a possibility that he or she could face charges and need to prepare a criminal defense.
One man in Utah will undoubtedly want to explore his defense routes after recently being charged. Reports stated that the 27-year-old man had apparently gotten into an altercation with his stepfather that turned violent. The man allegedly assaulted his stepfather, but it was unclear what may have caused such a reaction. It was noted that police suspected that alcohol played a role in the event.
The injuries proved fatal to the older man, and he died at an area hospital after being on life support for nearly a week. He was reported as being 47 years old. The outcomes of the incident have resulted in the younger man facing criminal charges for manslaughter, a second degree felony.
As this Utah man works to determine which criminal defense options may best suit his case, he may want to closely assess the circumstances of the incident and the allegations. Having specific knowledge relating to his situation may help him make applicable decisions. Utilizing local legal resources may allow him to obtain reliable information that could allow him to better understand the legal proceedings ahead and what may be expected of him as his case proceeds.
Source: kutv.com, "American Fork man dies after assault, stepson arrested", Daniel Woodruff, Sept. 22, 2017