When an altercation leads to the death of a person or more than one person, anyone considered a suspect is already in hot water. If authorities take suspects into custody, those individuals could face serious charges, including for murder. If so, it is important that anyone in this type of predicament understands his or her criminal defense options.

It was recently reported that one man was taken into custody in Tennessee after alleged involvement in an altercation. Apparently, the man and three other men were involved in a fight at a bar after an argument ensued about a man making advances toward a woman. The argument turned physical, and the man reportedly had a knife that he used during the ensuing altercation.

The incident resulted in two men suffering fatal injuries and another suffering injuries to his arm and eye. The woman was reportedly a friend of those injured in the altercation. The man left the scene, but authorities recently located him and took him into custody on two counts of criminal homicide and one count of attempted criminal homicide. It was unclear whether he was still in custody at the time of the report.

Now, this young man will undoubtedly want to determine his approach for handling the serious allegations brought against him. Fortunately, everyone has legal rights and options, and he may be able to find the criminal defense strategies with which he feels most comfortable moving forward. This will undoubtedly be a difficult time in this man’s life, and he may want to gain information on his options from local Tennessee legal resources to feel better prepared.