When fearful, some individuals may think it is better not to tell the truth about a situation. They could believe that if they lie, they will avoid suspicion or trouble, but unfortunately, if a person is not truthful with law enforcement or if police even suspect that the person was lying, more trouble could result. As a result, an individual could wind up needing to defend against multiple charges.
Everyone makes mistakes. It is a simple fact of life. Unfortunately, some people's mistakes can land them in more serious trouble than others. For instance, if parties get wrapped up in drug-related activity, they could end up the subjects of investigations that may lead to serious charges for drug crimes.