In any situation where a person faces criminal charges, knowledge can be a powerful tool. There are many facets to every alleged crime and many aspects to criminal legal proceedings. If an accused person does not how to properly navigate the process and create a criminal defense, he or she could be at a disadvantage.
One man in Utah will certainly want to ensure that he understands his predicament after recently having charges brought against him. According to reports, the 32-year-old man allegedly went onto a neighbor's property and threw something on a child. Authorities were presumably called to the scene, and during questioning, the man purportedly stated that he had thrown dirt on the child. However, it was later discovered that the substance was actually sulfuric acid.
The man was taken into custody on charges of trespassing and child abuse. While he was in the police vehicle, he reportedly unbuckled his seat belt and crawled out the window while the vehicle was in motion. He was apparently apprehended again. The report did not state whether he suffered any injuries in that endeavor, and it was unclear what injuries the child involved in the incident may have suffered.
As with any type of allegations, this Utah man has the right to create and present a criminal defense against these charges. He may want to do himself a favor and work to better understand the exact accusations brought against him and what defense options may be available to him. Utilizing local legal resources could help him ensure that he gains reliable information.