An ex con is facing a battery of charges, including murder, in connection with an incident at a bar recently. The 30-year-old was nabbed by police in Harlem after he allegedly shot a man in the head at a popular Times Square bar, after the man spoke to the girlfriend of the accused outside the bar. The New York resident is also charged with criminal possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell. Police said he had the drugs on him at the time of his arrest.
Police said the accused had previously been arrested 19 times — most recently for criminal possession of a controlled substance, for which he was released on parole after spending almost three years in prison for the criminal sale of a controlled substance. He also served time from April 2009 to August 2011 for criminal contempt. Police arrested the accused on these current charges after viewing a video of the incident and interviewing witnesses.
After being charged with a criminal offense, such as murder or drug possession, one would likely need the experience of a lawyer seasoned in criminal law. Guilt beyond a reasonable doubt will have to be proved by the prosecution. An attorney will pore over the evidence to determine if his or her client was arrested and charged in the proper manner under state laws.
A New York attorney will also see that his or her client receives the most aggressive defense team possible for possession charges and other criminal charges. A lawyer will focus on determining whether the prosecution’s evidence was collected and catalogued properly using the right procedures. Any violation of a client’s legal rights can be heard in court on behalf of the client.
Source: nypost.com, “Cops bust suspect wanted for Times Square murder“, Amanda Woods, Dec. 28, 2017