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Alaska police make arrest following a scuffle

On Behalf of | Apr 30, 2021 | Criminal Defense

On a recent Friday, Alaska police were called to the scene of a confrontation between two neighbors. One of them was a 49-year-old man who was ultimately taken into custody and sent to jail. He is now facing numerous charges, including violating the terms of his release in a separate case.

Police claim the man was driving under influence of alcohol

While the confrontation between the man in question and his neighbor was already underway when police arrived, they claim that there is evidence that the man drove to his neighbor’s house under the influence of alcohol. He has been charged with DUI. Police also say that the man pointed a loaded firearm at his neighbor, which sparked a physical struggle between the two men.

Gun went off but no one was hit

The firearm reportedly discharged at some point while the two men were fighting. Thankfully, neither man was injured by the shot. The neighbor is said to have gained control over the weapon during the confrontation. Police showed up and took the man who is now facing charges into custody.

Criminal defense support often needed in cases like this

In addition to DUI charges, the man who allegedly drove to his neighbor’s house is also charged with third-degree assault and misconduct involving a weapon. In Alaska and beyond, people who are arrested and charged with such crimes usually request legal representation as soon as possible. An experienced criminal defense attorney understands what types of strategies might be most effective in a particular case. Such support is often instrumental in helping a defendant to mitigate his or her circumstances, including convincing the court to issue a lighter sentence than what is allowed under conviction.