A New Hampshire man is being held pending $25,000 bail after being arrested in connection with an alleged assault. According to reports, the man is being charged with felony reckless conduct, second-degree assault, simple assault with bodily injury, obstructing a crime report, disobeying a police officer, driving after revocation and criminal mischief. Whether a case involves one charge or many, as in this instance, a strong criminal defense beginning with the first charge is important. Defense attorneys can help a defendant understand possible plea situations and how evidence or witness testimony could impact the outcome of a case.
According to reports, the man in this case was arrested Tuesday, Apr. 1. The alleged incident of assault occurred on March 23 at a hotel. The 38-year-old man is accused of assaulting a woman by strangling her.
Police were called to the scene. Upon arriving, officers noted a white Mustang leaving the parking lot. The woman told police that the Mustang belonged to the defendant. Police followed the car, which sparked a chase on Interstate 93; however, police deemed that the chase was dangerous so they stopped pursuit. The man was later arrested on a warrant in another town, and the arrest was made by local police and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Serious assault allegations such as these require a well-thought-out criminal defense. In this case, allegations also include actions that could be seen as endangering civilians and police, which should not be taken lightly either. New Hampshire residents that find themselves in situations such as these should consider working with an experienced legal team that knows how to deal with multiple criminal charges.
Source: The Eagle-Tribune, "Suspect in Salem assault arrested in Derry" No author given, Apr. 03, 2014