When a crime occurs, police are left with the difficult task of determining who the perpetrators are as well as gathering evidence to support their conclusions. Unfortunately, in the rush to make an arrest, officers may overlook critical information, potentially arresting someone even without evidence that fully supports such action. An arrest often leaves those accused in California wondering about the best options for their criminal defense.
Such is likely the case after three men were arrested in relation to the alleged shooting of a 28-year-old man. Police say that the alleged victim met the three men in a parking lot as part of a drug deal. All four men left the parking lot in the same vehicle. Soon after, however, police say that the victim was shot and thrown from the vehicle.
All three men face criminal charges. Two are charged with attempted murder and robbery while the third is charged with robbery. The injured man remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Many of the details surrounding the alleged shooting are unclear at this time, but the three California men are likely considering their criminal defense. Unfortunately, those who have little experience with the criminal justice system may struggle to fully understand their choices and the ramifications of each. As a result, they hire a legal professional who does have such experience to help guide them through the criminal justice system. With such a professional on their side, they can ensure that there is a knowledgeable advocate fighting on their behalf to ensure lawful treatment as they travel through the system.
Source: Martinez, CA Patch, "East Bay Man Jailed on Attempted Murder Charges", Mark Nero, Jan. 10, 2017