Police in Baton Rouge recently arrested a man on several serious charges. Given the severity of the crimes of which he stands accused, how he approaches his case in a Louisiana criminal court matters. Thankfully, an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help this individual seek the best outcome possible.
According to reports, on Jan. 23, a police officer initiated a seemingly routine traffic stop. Authorities claim it was necessary, as the vehicle's window tint was darker than what is legally allowed in the state. During the stop, it was learned that the driver -- a 24-year-old male -- had an active warrant on his record. Upon attempting to take this individual into custody, the accused allegedly resisted and assaulted the officer.
Another police officer was eventually able to take the accused into custody without incident. He was transported to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and booked on the following charges: hate crimes, drug crimes, resisting arrest and attempted murder of an officer -- among others. It is unclear when this matter will be heard in court.
If convicted, the accused in this case could end up spending years behind bars and have to pay hefty fines to the state of Louisiana -- among other consequences. Fighting the charges filed in this case will not prove an easy feat. This does not mean the accused should give up on his criminal defense, however. He has the right to defend himself, and he does not have to do that alone. With the right legal team in his corner, he can work to protect his rights and seek the best resolution possible under the circumstances.