When authorities bring criminal charges against a person, it means that law enforcement officers suspect that the person has committed a crime. However, that suspicion does not mean that the person is guilty or even that a conviction will take place. Anyone accused of a crime has the ability to create a criminal defense before results of a case are considered.
It was recently reported that two men in Tennessee were taken into custody in connection with a conspiracy. Apparently, the two men had created a plan to have another man murdered. The intended victim was reportedly a witness against a 43-year-old man who was facing burglary and aggravated assault charges. That man then reportedly hired a 22-year-old man to murder the witness.
A drug task force became aware of the alleged plot because the two men reportedly created the plan while they were both serving weekend jail sentences for drug charges. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation became involved and took the witness into protective custody. The TBI then arrested the younger man while he was allegedly on his way to carry out the plan. As a result, both men purportedly involved in the conspiracy are facing unspecified criminal charges.
Each man has the opportunity to utilize criminal defense options that he feels comfortable with. Deciding which defensive routes may best serve their intended purposes may be difficult. However, gaining information on how their cases will be handled in Tennessee criminal court and on their available legal options may help them make such trying decisions in the near future.