South Carolina police claim they, with help from community tips, have solved a 6-year-old murder and armed robbery case with the arrest of two people. Police claim the two people shot a man in the upper body, resulting in his death, weeks after they robbed a local general store. Each of the accused has been charged with murder, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping and burglary.
In instances like this, both the community and law enforcement are eager to find justice. This hunger can lead to hasty arrests that result in unjustified criminal charges and wrongful criminal convictions. The seriousness of these situations requires individuals accused of crimes to seek out a competent defense team.
One way a defense team can approach a case like the one is to question the community tips that led to the arrest of the suspects. Though information received through hotlines and door-to-door questioning can be reliable, personal grudges, feuds, inaccurate or dishonest information may mean investigators receive false information. Investigators desperate for an arrest may also pressure individuals to give them answers. However, that information may not be reliable. It would be unfair for a person to be convicted based on these questionable tactics.
People who face accusations, especially when facing serious charges, deserve a thorough trial. A proper defense will attack many areas of a prosecution's case including physical evidence, motive and witness credibility. A criminal defense attorney will also work to ensure an individual's rights remain protected. Only then can the legal system truly find justice.
Source: WISTV, "Suspects arrested in 6-year-old murder, armed robbery," Jeremy Turnage, June 7, 2012Tags: criminal charges, criminal defense, murderComments: Leave a commentNo CommentsLeave a commentComment InformationNamePlease enter your name.E-mail AddressPlease enter a valid e-mail address.WebsiteCommentCategoriesCriminal DefenseDrunk DrivingMisdemeanorsTheft And Property CrimesWhite Collar CrimesArchivesJuly 2012June 2012May 2012April 2012March 2012February 2012January 2012December 2011November 2011October 2011September 2011August 2011Complete Archives Recent Posts West Florence High vandalism could carry serious penalties Florence County man faces felony DUI charges Two South Carolina men charged in separate burglaries Popular Topicsarrestedconvictioncriminal allegationscriminal chargescriminal defenseCriminal defenseCriminal Defensedefensedrug arrestsdrug chargesDrunk drivingdrunk drivingDUIdui chargesfield sobriety testsmisdemeanormisdemeanorsSouth Carolinasouth carolinatheftBlogroll Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Blog Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Blog Texas Drug Charge Attorney Blog
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