There are several types of criminal offenses that carry with them certain stigmas that it may prove difficult for those in Prattville accused of them to shake free from. The nature of the supposed crime is often such that a mere allegation may be enough to permanently taint one’s reputation. 

Yet it often does not stop there. Depending on one’s career or civic (or even domestic) responsibilities, a criminal allegation may be enough to jeopardize their jobs, their roles in their communities and even their standing within their own households. 

Local authority arrested 

Such a situation is currently playing out in Adamsville, where a local sheriff’s deputy was recently arrested on charges of domestic violence. Law enforcement authorities have not shared the details of the alleged offense; the man subsequently posted bond. The local mayor has pledged to look into the incident further. His involvement is no doubt not only due to the man’s position within local law enforcement but also because he is currently serving as a city councilman (he is also the son-in-law of the city’s former mayor’ whether or not her child was the target of the man’s alleged actions was not revealed). 

Fighting to ensure fairness 

While an accusation of domestic violence alone may be enough to bias members of a community against one who has accused of it, that person having a prominent role within the community may only serve to further complicate matters. Ensuring that a defendant in such a situation has the opportunity to plead their case before a fair and impartial audience may be difficult, yet is still essential. An experienced criminal defense attorney may help to guarantee that happens.