When a person is accused of a crime, the future is suddenly less clear. Because of a lack of familiarity of the criminal justice system, the accused individual may not know what to expect as he or she navigates through it. One Virginia Beach man may be experiencing this uncertainty after he was charged with rape and other charges.
The charges against the man stem from two different incidents. The first incident happened in Nov. 2016. According to police, the alleged victim of the crime heard noises outside of a home and went to investigate. The victim claims that a man with a gun who demanded that the person move was outside. However, reports indicate that he ultimately realized that the man was no longer in the area.
The second incident occurred in February. According to reports, the man began a conversation with a woman at approximately 3 a.m. He allegedly attempted to assault the woman but was interrupted by others, causing him to run from the scene. Although officials say that their investigations led them to the man, it is unclear what evidence support their claims. The man now faces multiple charges, including attempted rape, use of a firearm and abduction.
The decisions that the Virginia Beach defendant must make in the coming days could have a major impact on the rest of his life. So that he can ensure that he is prepared to make informed decisions about his case, he may choose to seek the guidance of an attorney with experience about cases involving rape and other similar accusations. Such help can help provide defendants with a degree of peace of mind as they navigate the legal system.
Source: wtkr.com, "Man charged with attempted rape, abduction in Virginia Beach", Feb. 17, 2017