You are placed under arrest and your mind is racing. You are confused, scared and unsure of what to say or do. Your heart races, as it gets harder to breathe normally. You have seen this process before on television and in the movies, but you never imagined experiencing it firsthand. But you remember one thing to say as this entire event unfolds; you ask to speak with your attorney.
Criminal allegations do not always stem from a simple event. In fact, some individuals in West Virginia could find themselves facing multiple criminal charges associated with a single event. This occurred recently for a West Virginia man in Kingwood. According to reports, the 35-year-old man allegedly took off in his ATV. This occurred after Preston County sheriff’s deputies pulled up behind him.
It was reported that the man zipped around corners until his ATV flipped into a creek. During their investigation, deputies supposedly found three bags of methamphetamine on the man. Additionally, they reported that the man was illegally in possession of a firearm and was also in possession of scales, several SIM cards three throwing knives and a container with six bullets.
What sparked this chase and the charges that resulted were not reported at this time. However, these details could help with the defense process. Additionally, information surrounding the search and his subsequent arrest could also be helpful when developing a creative defense solution.
By starting the defense process as soon as you are accused of a crime, you are putting yourself in a more opportune position. Not only are you taking steps to protect your rights, but you are also ensuring you have a legal team on your side from start to finish. This could ultimately help with the reduction of charges or with their dismissal.