Oregon DNA analysis found suspect in a trespassing incident
More than one month has passed since a trespassing incident occurred at the Rose Lodge School in Otis, Oregon. A DNA analysis of evidence left at the school showed the involvement of a Lincoln City man. The accused will need good criminal defense as soon as possible in order to prevent any damages that could ruin his reputation or possible jail time. The accused may face serious penalties in varying degrees.
The burglary incident occurred on November 25, 2012. A deputy responded to the incident at the Rose Lodge School. When police arrived at the scene, they found out from the real estate agent that the school was unlocked and someone could have been inside the premises. Police found broken windows in the auditorium and damages estimated to be more than $1,000.
After several more calls about trespassing and vandalism at the school, police gathered some items from the scene to subject them to a DNA analysis. The Oregon State Police crime laboratory revealed that one of the analyzed items could be traced a 21-year-old man from Lincoln City. Because the damages amounted to more than $1,000, the crime became a felony.
The man was cited with criminal trespass and criminal mischief. Another person, known to be a juvenile at the time of the incident, was also cited with regard to the recent burglary incident at the Rose Lodge School.
In this case, the listed defendants may question the validity of the DNA analysis. The analysis may not be accurate enough to press charges against them.
People accused of crimes may have their reputation damaged for the rest of their lives. Upon conviction, they may face short- or long-term imprisonment, depending on the severity of the crime. After a conviction, people may also have a criminal record, which could affect their employment possibilities in the future.
A good criminal defense is necessary to prove the innocence of the accused. A defense can also help the accused to lessen the penalties given upon conviction.