Criminal charges can rise out of unexpected situations. Sometimes, a person is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and ends up as a suspect in an apparently unrelated incident.
Recently a woman was arrested after trying to sell gold to a local scrap yard. The woman went to the scrap yard with hammered gold coins. While trying to sell them, the manager of the scrap yard realized she was using a fake ID. He also recognized the coins from a recent burglary that was posted on a local watchdog site. The employees and manager stalled the woman while they called police. The woman and a man she was with took off running, but employees were able to capture the woman. The man got away and Spokane police are searching for him. The woman is being held in the Spokane County jail.
Burglary is often charged as a felony, which means a person convicted can receive jail time of more than one year, fines and a permanent criminal record. If a person finds themselves facing a burglary charge they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in criminal defense. An attorney can review the circumstances surrounding their client's arrest and get their side of the story. They understand what is at stake with a burglary conviction and will aggressively defend their client against these charges. They know there are two sides to every story and that mistakes can be made.
A person facing serious felony charges may feel like they have no control. A criminal defense attorney is there to represent their client's best interests and make sure they are treated fairly.
Source: khq.com, "Thieves caught trying to sell stolen gold at local scrap yard," Patrick Erickson, Nov. 3, 2017