A Massachusetts man has been arrested and charged with assault after authorities received a call about him threatening his family members on Sept. 29. The man allegedly threatened to assault his relatives and set himself on fire. He reportedly poured lighter fluid around the inside of the house as well.

When the police arrived to the house, they set up a perimeter and brought a crisis negotiator to help manage the situation. However, they learned that the man had left the scene before they arrived. They released an alert and eventually tracked down his vehicle on the highway. The man was arrested and taken into custody. The man’s hearing is scheduled to be held in the Orange District Court.

How does an attorney help an individual who’s facing criminal charges?

Criminal charges can cover a wide range of crimes, including drunk driving, sex crimes, homicide, domestic violence, drug possession and driving with a suspended license. After being arrested, an individual might be at risk of losing their job or spending several years in prison.

Once an individual has been charged with a crime, they might wish to hire an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney may be able to gather the facts and determine whether the prosecution acted lawfully. The attorney may work protect their client’s rights in court and might even be able to get the charges dismissed altogether if there is evidence that law enforcement acted improperly during the arrest or investigation.

An attorney may help their client make a good first impression and present themselves well in court. With an attorney, a client might be able to protect their future and get back to their life as soon as possible.