No matter a person's age, if he or she faces criminal charges, it is important that the situation is handled in a serious manner. In particular, if an individual faces charges for murder, understanding how to potentially defend against the allegations may be vital. Fortunately, parties in this type of predicament may have various options for addressing their cases.
One young man in Utah is likely wondering how to handle his case after recently being taken into custody in relation to a fatal shooting. Reports stated that the 18-year-old man and another individual went to a restaurant in order to confront a 20-year-old man over a relationship issue. During the confrontation, the teen allegedly began punching the older man in the head.
Reportedly, the older man then reportedly attempted to defend himself, and at that point, the younger man withdrew a handgun and allegedly shot the other man. The teen and his companion left the scene, and the victim was taken to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. It was unclear how authorities caught up with the two individuals who fled, but nonetheless, the teen is currently facing charges for first-degree murder, discharging a firearm in the direction of a person and drug charges. Allegations were pending against the other party.
At such a young age, this Utah man may feel ill-equipped to handle such a situation. As he undoubtedly knows, allegations of murder are complex charges to address. Fortunately, he does not have to move forward with his case alone, and he can take the time to better understand his predicament before making any decisions.