Violence is often considered an atrocity. However, certain situations may warrant a physical reaction, especially if someone is trying to defend him- or herself or someone else. Of course, violent crimes are often considered more heinous in the eyes of the law, and if someone is charged with assault or similar allegations, that person may have a challenging time creating and presenting a meaningful defense.
At least one individual in Massachusetts will undoubtedly be exploring his legal options after recently being taken into custody. Allegedly, the man was involved in a violent altercation that resulted in another individual being stabbed multiple times. The incident reportedly took place in a vehicle, but the purported victim was presumably not found inside a vehicle. The injuries suffered by this person were not considered life-threatening.
A 23-year-old man has been taken into custody in connection with the event, but reports indicated that authorities are also looking for two other individuals. At the time of the report, the man in custody was facing the following charges:
- Assault and battery
- Armed assault with intent to murder
The violent crimes this Massachusetts man is accused of could result in serious consequences if he is convicted. Of course, early reports rarely have all of the details associated with a particular situation, and the man may be able to shed more light on the ordeal that works in his favor. Nonetheless, he and any other individuals charged in this incident may want to ensure that they understand their criminal defense options moving forward.