Being accused of a crime in North Carolina and found guilty of the same are two separate issues. It is often possible to face criminal charges but not get convicted. Anyone arrested and charged with a crime is guaranteed an opportunity to refute the charges in court. Two people were recently charged with a homicide in this state but were arrested in another and are currently awaiting extradition.
Police arrested two people at a gas station
A 21-year-old man and 36-year-old woman were taken into police custody at a gas station in another state and will be transported back to North Carolina to face the criminal charges against them. Police believe the defendants were involved in a shooting that resulted in the death of a 23-year-old man. The man’s body was found in a quarry at approximately 5 p.m. on a recent Monday.
Townspeople told police there had been a shooting
Police say they were dispatched to a particular neighborhood and spoke with individuals who said they knew about the shooting. The officers say the information given to them prompted an investigation that led them to another street where they reportedly determined that a shooting had taken place. There was no body at the scene, however, though a body was located sometime later at a local quarry.
A defendant is entitled to legal representation
The man has been charged regarding the shooting, while the woman has been accused of being an accessory after the fact. Numerous defense strategies may be used in such cases, such as if a North Carolina defendant has an alibi to prove that he or she was not at a specific location when a crime is said to have taken place. Cases like this can take weeks or even, months to resolve in a criminal court. A defendant may request legal representation before answering any questions under interrogation when he or she has been arrested on suspicion of a homicide or any other type of crime.