One man in Virginia may be hoping to find the best courses of action after recently being charged. Reports stated that the man was allegedly involved with the death of a 17-year-old girl earlier this year. The death was apparently drug and alcohol related, and multiple individuals have been charged. However, the man will undoubtedly want to focus on his particular charges and work on his own criminal defense.
Reports stated that the 19-year-old man had allegedly distributed a morphine pill to an 18-year-old man who then took the pill to a party. The now-deceased teenage girl reportedly attended that same party and obtained the pill after trading oxycodone for it. The individuals at the party reportedly took the drugs, and the young woman was found dead at her home the next day. A medical examiner reportedly determined that the cause of death was from a combination of pills and alcohol.
The 18-year-old man who traded the pill was also charged, and he recently pleaded guilty. The 19-year-old who allegedly distributed the pill is currently facing unspecified charges in relation to the death. At the time of the report, it did not appear as if the man had obtained legal counsel.
The allegations brought against the man could have serious repercussions if he is convicted. Therefore, he will likely want to find out which criminal defense strategies will work in his best interests. In order to become more knowledgeable on these options, he may wish to review and assess his case with an experienced Virginia attorney who would be able to provide valuable insight.
Source: The Washington Post, "2nd person charged in death of teen who took prescription drugs at house party", Justin Jouvenal, Sept. 15, 2016