Sometimes when people are arrested in a commotion, the facts of what actually happened that resulted in an arrest might be skewed. Evidence might be collected from the scene, but it isn’t always clear how the evidence relates to the arrest. This can be a big issue, and can sometimes lead to charges being dropped.

The star of “Teen Mom” was facing charges in North Carolina of simple assault, marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. All four charges were dropped last week. According to reports, there was a disturbance at the premises where she was at, and a small amount of marijuana was found by police at the scene.

It can sometimes be hard for police and investigators to link some evidence back to one particular person. An experienced attorney can help a person charged with a crime evaluate the evidence that might be used against them and form a rigorous defense. By making sure the evidence is gathered and used according to the law, attorneys can help people clear their names.

Criminal charges, especially charges that might be considered violent, are often detrimental to a person’s future. If a person is convicted of a crime, they might face trouble finding a job or housing in the future. People who are charged at a young age might also have difficulty getting into college to advance their education and futures. Speaking with an attorney can help a person understand their rights and maintain their reputation.

Source: E! News, “Teen Mom’s Jenelle Evans Gets Drug, Assault Charges Dismissed,” Baker Machado and Gina Serpe, Aug. 27, 2012

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