Facing criminal charges can turn a person's life upside down. Individuals in this type of predicament often do not know where to turn and tend to start thinking of worst-case scenarios for their situations. However, parties accused of drug crimes or other illegal activity still have the opportunity to make the best out of their circumstances by presenting defenses to allegations.
It may benefit one man in Arkansas to remember that his arrest is not the end of the line for his case. It was recently reported that authorities went to a residence to speak with a suspect in a burglary case. They presumably did not make contact with the man at the residence but say they noticed power cords running to another building. The officers went to that building and purportedly discovered the man hiding inside a vehicle.
The man attempted to flee on foot and ended up on another property where he allegedly tried to steal a tractor. The owner of the tractor confronted the man, and he again ran away. Authorities caught up with the man after two hours of searching. Inside the vehicle where the man was hiding, investigators allegedly uncovered methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and weapons. As a result, the man is currently facing charges for felony drug possession, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, other possession charges and felony fleeing.
Attempting to flee did not make this Arkansas man's predicament any better, but he still has the chance to defend against the fleeing allegation and the charges for the alleged drug crimes. Like many in this type of scenario, he may not know what defense tactics could best help him move forward. Fortunately, he can take the time to gain information and learn more about his case before taking any major steps.