What happens when people face criminal charges? Fortunately, an arrest warrant or the filing of criminal charges is simply the beginning of a process that lets accused people speak up for themselves and offer explanations or alibis. Although these basics are easy to remember, it may be difficult to stand up and speak without legal representation.
A Texas man was arrested in nearby Louisiana after reportedly creating and using a fake credit card. Local law enforcement agencies were contacted by the management of a hotel where the man attempted to book a room after the manager suspected the card was fraudulent.
A search of the room in question by sheriff’s deputies yielded a machine that may be used to create unauthorized credit cards, as well as illicit substances and two other people. All three were arrested and face a variety of charges, including bank fraud and possession of a controlled substance.
Suspects in individual crimes may be further investigated by law enforcement officers to see if they are wanted in other jurisdictions as well. This is one of the reasons that legal representation is important as early in the process as possible.
People who are accused of crimes that warrant serious charges may always have an attorney present in the event of questioning by officers and prosecutors as well as court appearances for bail and trial. No one should have to face the weight of the criminal justice system without the appropriate help. People who have a lawyer representing their interests through criminal charges may have a better and shorter experience.