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Criminal law: Man arrested after Minnesota incident

Many individuals may wonder what steps are necessary in creating a criminal defense. Creating such defense can depend on the type of situation that a person is facing and what allegations have been filed against him or her. Those facing serious charges will want to consider seeking assistance from an attorney experienced in criminal law

One man in Minnesota may be looking into how to handle his case after he was taken into custody. Allegedly, the man attempted to shoplift a speaker from Walmart, but an officer on duty noticed the man and reportedly confronted him. During the confrontation, the man purportedly pointed a gun at the officer.

The man tried to flee the scene, and the officer fired shots at the man's truck. The man reportedly crashed the truck and then began running on foot. Reports also stated that the man tripped after one of his shoes came off, and he was soon arrested by police. The man has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, feeling police and another allegation. 

Due to the seriousness of the situation, the man may want to ensure that he understands the upcoming criminal proceedings. By gathering information on such criminal law processes in Minnesota, he may be better able to prepare a criminal defense against the allegations with which he has been charged. Exploring various defense options alongside his chosen legal counsel may also be a prudent step that the man may want to take. While the media report portrays a stark situation, mere accusations do not constitute guilt. Prosecutors will have the burden of actually documenting the charges by competent proof that meets a very high standard of proof.

Source: mprnews.org, "Alleged shoplifter who pulled gun at Walmart is charged", Jon Collins, June 23, 2015

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