On a recent Thursday and Friday, police in Juneau arrested several people and transported them to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. The men range in age from 38 to 43. Police say a warrant was out for each man’s arrest, although they are wanted for unrelated issues.
One man is accused of forgery, and the judge overseeing his case denied bail. Another man is facing multiple charges for assault and theft. A third man was taken into custody for failure to appear at his own arraignment, which was apparently held in connection with criminal trespass charges.
A fourth arrest was made later
In addition to the three men arrested on Thursday and Friday, a Juneau man was reportedly arrested on Saturday, as well. Police say there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest regarding a failure to appear in court to face charges for vehicle theft. The court set his bail at $1,000.
Try to avoid making matters worse
Facing criminal charges in Alaska can be quite an unsettling experience even for those who have a solid alibi or other evidence to unravel a prosecutor’s case. In cases where someone tries to flee or resist arrest, or fails to show up for court at an appointed time, chances of obtaining a positive outcome typically decrease. In fact, refusing to adhere to laws regarding the adjudication process is bound to make matters worse before they get better, if they do get better. It is always best to cooperate and to build as strong of a defense as possible, which most people do by asking an experienced criminal law attorney to represent them in court.