People are arrested in Fort Wayne every day for a variety of reasons. While some people might be guilty of the charges they face, not everyone who is arrested and charged with crimes has actually committed those crimes. Additionally, everyone is innocent until proven guilty and an arrest, or even formal charges, is not the same as a conviction. Anyone who is facing criminal charges should understand that he or she has rights and that he or she should fight to protect those rights.
Not everyone who is charged with a crime knows what to do. Law enforcement officers or prosecutors treat many people unfairly because those people do not understand their rights. If you have been arrested, then before you make any important decisions or answer any questions, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as you can.
An Indiana man is behind bars after authorities arrested him for weapons and drug crimes. The 19-year-old man was detained after authorities responded to a report form a security officer that someone was seen with a gun at the apartment complex where he was on duty. The security officer claimed that he had seen the .40-caliber handgun on the man’s lap as he drove into the complex. However, when authorities came to search for the gun the man did not have it. He claimed that it was a pellet gun and that he had thrown it off the roof of the complex’s parking garage.
Officers claim that when they searched the man they found cocaine that was ready to be sold. The man was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed firearm, which officers later found in a nearby trashcan. He was also charged with several drug crimes after officers say they found marijuana, cocaine and some prescription medication on the man when they searched him at the jail. Among the drug charges he is facing includes introduction of drugs into a correctional facility and possession of a controlled substance. He has also been charged with possession of a firearm while committing a felony.
This man is obviously facing some serious charges. However, despite the charges and the alleged evidence against him, he is still innocent until proven guilty. Likewise, if you have been arrested and/or charged with any type of crime in Fort Wayne, then you too are innocent until proven otherwise. If you are in this situation, then please contact us today at The Bellinger Law Office for skillful criminal defense. Click here to contact us online or give us a call as soon as you can at 260-428-2214.