A person accused of a theft crime they didn't commit may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of facing a judge in a criminal trial. However, there are defenses the accused has at their disposal that they may be able to use to avoid a wrongful conviction.
When an alleged crime spree takes place, the community may be quick to judge a suspect. However, everyone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty.
There are a wide variety of reasons why one person may be on another person's property. However, there are times when simply being on someone else's property will lead to accusations of burglary or other theft crimes.
When a crime allegedly takes place, witnesses may think they saw exactly what happened. However, eyewitness accounts are not always reliable and could even lead to an innocent individual being accused of a crime.
Robbery is a serious crime in the state of Washington that could affect an individual's life and reputation for years to come, even if they are not convicted. For these reasons, it is important for those facing robbery charges to build a solid defense strategy.
A young man and woman from King County were arrested and charged recently in what police say may have been a string of violent robberies. The 24-year-old woman and 26-year-old man were arrested in connection with the robbery of a Quizno's restaurant, but after her arrest police said the woman confessed to taking part in five more robberies in the area.
A Washington boy will not be tried as an adult on charges that he robbed a sandwich shop at gunpoint, prosecutors said recently. The 16-year-old instead will face charges in juvenile court and could be sentenced to between 103 to 129 weeks in detention, prosecutors said. The boy has pleaded not guilty.
Five people face serious charges related to a violent King County robbery two years ago in which two women were stabbed. One of the people charged had previously lived with the two women, according to prosecutors.
Three young men pleaded not guilty to charges that they took part in at least one violent armed robbery in King County. Prosecutors claim that the men confessed to the crimes, but friends of the suspects who seem to think well of the men may dispute this claim.
A King County man faces multiple charges related to a home burglary this spring in which one of his alleged accomplices was killed by the homeowner. The 21-year-old man was charged with residential burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm and theft of a firearm.