Unfortunately, relationships can deteriorate quickly and prompt people to a broad range of different actions and behaviors, some of which can be categorized as allegedly criminal. A Plainfield man was recently indicted on murder charges, associated with his ex-wife. He was accused of murder and two related weapons charges and the fatal stabbing of his ex-wife over the course of the summer. He initially pleaded not guilty to the charges on August 1st in the State Superior Court in Union County.
The wife was found unconscious in the backyard when police arrived to make a welfare check on July 30th and was pronounced dead at her home that day. An investigation was carried out by the Union County Homicide Task Force that identified the husband as a suspect. Being accused of murder is a serious situation that can damage both your reputation and your future. For this reason, you need to retain a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights.
As soon as possible after being accused of any serious crime, you must be prepared to work with a lawyer. Since the authorities take these cases on aggressively and will do everything possible to resolve the case with a conviction, you need to know the law and respond immediately to help you. When your lawyer knows about the situation right away, he or she can step in to conduct their own investigation as far as who may be responsible. Furthermore, your lawyer can look for opportunities to raise doubts about the prosecution’s case that could keep you out of jail.
Stephen R. Piper has a track record of working hard on behalf of anyone who is accused of serious criminal violations. If you have been accused of murder or any other violent crime, contact his office today at 856-351-5335.
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