A Minnesota man who was accused of assault in June of last year is facing more legal problems. He was already out on $150,000 bail concerning the prior charges, which are still pending. The 29-year-old was arraigned on a recent Monday in a State District Court with respect to new criminal accusations. The man was taken into police custody after a woman told police that he sexually assaulted her several times.
The woman in question reportedly told police that the man had made sexual demands of her and threatened her life if she refused to comply. She has also accused the man of choking her. She said that she gave in to the man’s alleged demands, then fled the area to call police.
The defendant has denied the charges
When Minnesota police arrest someone and criminal charges are filed, the accused individual may refute the charges in court. In this case, the man who is accused of assaulting a woman has told police he did not do any of the things she claimed he did. A judge overseeing the case has set bail at $150,000 on the new charges.
Facing new charges while out on bail compounds legal problems
A person accused of a sex offense has a lot at stake because penalties for such crimes are often severe. It is always a good idea to request a meeting with an experienced criminal defense attorney before heading to court. The lawyer may be able to help mitigate a defendant’s circumstances by recommending a particular defense strategy in a specific set of circumstances.