Though most people want to believe what they hear in the news, it is important to remember that not everything is as clear-cut as they might expect. In particular, someone may learn of a criminal event through news outlets and immediately think that an accused individual is guilty, but without hearing that person’s side of the story, vital information is missing. As a result, it is necessary that anyone accused of a crime has the opportunity to present a criminal defense.
It was recently reported that one woman in Massachusetts was taken into custody on multiple charges. Purportedly, officers noticed a parked vehicle and determined that the registration for that vehicle was revoked. Officers approached the vehicle and apparently discovered that the driver’s license was suspended. They then reportedly tried to remove the woman from the vehicle.
Allegedly, the woman refused to get out of the vehicle, struggled against officers at they attempted to place her in custody and kicked an officer as they walked to the police vehicle. As a result, she is currently facing the following charges:
- Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
- Resisting arrest
- Assault and battery on a police officer
- Multiple vehicle-related violations
This Massachusetts woman now has a serious predicament on her hands. The allegations brought against her could come with steep consequences if she is convicted in a court of law. However, before a conviction could occur, this woman and others facing criminal charges have the right to create and present a criminal defense in efforts to work toward a favorable outcome to such situations.