Virginia residents who are charged with serious criminal offenses often must navigate what can feel like a complex criminal justice system. Some cases may last for many years and often times an original decision may need to be appealed. This is just one of the factors that may contribute to a lengthy process. However, it is also one of the things that gives defendants the opportunity to ensure that their rights are properly addressed.

A man from Virginia Beach is today still working through a criminal charge for an incident that took place 16 years ago in 2001. The charge was for object sexual penetration although very few details about what is alleged to have happened are known. The situation is said to have involved a woman who was 18 years old at the time. The age of the defendant at the time of the alleged sex crime is not known.

The man was originally indicted for the offense in January of this year. At that time, bond was requested but denied. An appeal led to a reversal of that decision and now a bond has been set in the amount of $75,000. The man will be allowed to be at home only and will be monitored via a global positioning system. The man also has Parkinson’s disease and it is not clear if he will be allowed out of his home for medical visits.

After an arrest, Virginia residents might find it helpful to talk with an attorney about the defense process and how best to proceed.

Source: WAVY.com, “Bond granted for Virginia Beach man charged with sex crime,” Emily Satchel, April 20, 2017