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Criminal defense can help ease the tension of an arrest

Being charged with burglary in Alaska can be cause for alarm on many levels. What are the long and short term implications for one’s future? What does it do to one’s employment options if one faces jail time? What are one’s rights while facing the charges and how can criminal defense help? All of this and more may be going through the mind of a man in Anchorage area who is accused of having robbed an area storage facility.

In the early hours of a recent morning, the business owner reported to police that he spotted an intruder inside his business via the surveillance system. Officers responded to the reported intrusion and upon further investigation reported observing a door that had been forced open. The officers, along with a canine unit, entered and searched the facility.

The police reported that they announced their presence as they searched the building, and a K-9 officer indicated that there was someone in a closet. The officers opened the door and, according to their report, found a man hiding in the closet. He was stopped by the police dog grabbing him by the leg, according to reports. The man was taken to the hospital to have his dog bite treated and was then placed in custody. There were no reports of items missing from the facility.

Anyone facing criminal charges in Alaska has a right to a criminal defense attorney. A knowledgeable attorney can review the facts of a case and help assess whether proper police procedures were followed in the arrest. A lawyer can also help to ensure that the rights of the accused are upheld throughout the criminal justice process.