When Virginia residents are accused of serious crimes, they may not know where to turn. In most situations, obtaining legal counsel is a necessary first step for those facing a criminal charge. A young man is likely now working with a defense attorney after being charged with several violent crimes after the death of a Virginia State Police special agent.
According to police reports, the agent and another police officer spotted a vehicle parked on the wrong side of the street at a local public housing development. As the two approached the vehicle to have a conversation with the occupants, the agent was allegedly shot by the passenger. Authorities then stated that the man who apparently fired the shot then jumped out of the car and ran away.
Police blocked off the exits of the public housing and conducted a search for the man. He was eventually found several hours later in a home and taken into custody. He has since been charged with one count of malicious wounding, use of a firearm in a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and is being held without bond.
Whether or not the man committed the crimes he has been accused of, he still has rights that must be protected. Whatever criminal charge or charges a Virginia resident may face, he or she may find it beneficial to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney to make sure that his or her rights are protected. Additionally, an attorney could help clients build a strong defense and provide guidance and support throughout the legal proceedings.
Source: godanriver.com, "UPDATE: Virginia State Trooper dies after Mosby Court shooting; Richmond man in custody", May 27, 2017