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Defense requests change of venue for trial

When New Jersey residents must experience trials after being charged with criminal offenses have rights just as much as do other people. One of these most basic rights is a fair trial. In some cases, this may not be possible and therefore defense teams may seek to request a new location for trials. Such is the case today for one man facing charges of attempted murder.

In September of 2016, a man was arrested after allegedly trying to kill not just one but five different police officers in Lindon. The incident occured five days after a bombing in New York City for which the man also faces charges. The two trials and sets of charges, however, are separate.

For now, it is the New Jersey case that is getting attention as the man's defense attorney has asserted that his client is unable to receive the fair trial that he deserves if the case remains in Union County. As such, an official request to move the trial to a new location has been made with the court. A decision is expected to be given in May. It is not known where the trial might be moved to if the request is granted.

Upon being arrested for felony charges, people in New Jersey may want to reach out to a lawyer for help not just with an initial plea but with all elements of a defense and a trial process.

Source: NJ.com, "Suspected NYC, N.J. bomber says he can't get a fair trial in Union County," Tom Haydon, March 24, 2017

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