Being charged with a crime can have a serious impact on one's future, especially if convicted. In many cases, when residents in Cleveland have been charged with a crime, they will need to develop a good criminal defense in order to stand their ground and protect their future. This may be exactly what is needed for two men who have recently been arrested for car vandalism.
Two men in Parma Heights were arrested on May 4 on suspicion of vandalizing about 15 to 20 cars earlier that morning. The two, ages 19 and 20, have been charged with underage drinking, criminal damaging and obstructing official business. Police were led to the two men when they say they saw a suspicious vehicle in the area around 3:30 a.m. that day. After investigating the surrounding area, they apparently found up to 20 vehicles damaged and subsequently accused the two men, who were booked in the Parma Police Jail.
In this particular case, the two suspects arrested were merely in the same area in which the car vandalism allegedly occurred. Based on the news report, there wasn't much else to connect them to the crime, which may be good news for the two suspects as they fight the charges placed against them.
In situations like this when evidence may be weak or disputable, it's important to know your rights. Police officers are not infallible, and sometimes they make mistakes. Understanding your rights and options can go a long way toward protecting your freedom and your reputation. Not everyone who is accused of a crime is guilty.
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, "Two arrested in car vandalism spree," Michael Sangiacomo, May 5, 2012