Most residents of Spokane probably believe they would never need a criminal defense attorney for any reason. Especially for serious charges like homicide, domestic violence, weapons crimes and so on. However, a recent news story out of Spokane illustrates how just about anybody can get caught up in unforeseen events that can have potentially life-altering legal consequences.
A recent local media report mentioned that a 23-year-old man from Spokane has been charged with murder after a dispute with another man. The man facing criminal charges appeared in court earlier this month and was held on a $500,000 bail. Witness reports point to an argument between the two men on the last day of July that turned violent, culminating in the death of a 30-year-old man. Per police, two different cars had been chasing that man and one of the cars fatally struck him. According to the local medical examiner's office, the deceased died from blunt injuries to the head.
Authorities mentioned that the driver fled from the site of the incident but was later apprehended that evening. Spokane police have concluded that the man facing criminal charges struck the other man on purpose, resulting in deadly injury. In situations like these, when arguments or even road rage incidents get out of control, it's easy to see how an average, everyday person could find themselves in the immediate need of a criminal defense attorney.
While few people believe they will ever need this type of legal help, it can prove invaluable. Whether one faces battery charges, assault charges, manslaughter, homicide or any other serious criminal charge, considering hiring an experienced legal professional can be a game-changer in a criminal trial or at the negotiating table.
Source: The Olympian, "Spokane motorist facing murder charges for killing bicyclist," Aug. 2, 2016