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Criminal defense may be needed to protect one's rights

It's been said in the past that people rob banks because that's where the money is. In a recent case in California, that philosophy might be applicable, as five branches of Wells Fargo have been recently robbed. Authorities have detained a suspect who may be in need of a criminal defense.

The most recent robbery occurred on an afternoon in October. The bank had reportedly been held up by a middle-aged man who was described as clean-shaven, slender with grey hair and wearing a baseball cap. The alleged robber demanded cash via a note reportedly handed to a bank teller.

Authorities contacted the corporate offices of Wells Fargo and found reason to believe that this was connected to four other recent hold-ups at Wells Fargo branches in California. In one case, a witness had identified a 2018 Nissan Sentra as the possible getaway vehicle. Investigators identified potential suspects according to recent vehicle sales and narrowed the search by reviewing car tracking information. A car was identified as having been in the vicinity of four of the five incidents. The owner matched the witness description.

A person who is charged with a crime in California is presumed innocent until proved guilty. He or she may be scared and unsure of one's rights. A person may not be familiar with such legal details as rules of evidence, laws regarding allowable searches and other legal details. Consulting with a criminal defense attorney can help ensure that a person suspected of a crime is properly represented and that one's rights are protected.

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