When a person is accused of a crime in Minnesota, he or she may have several courses of action available. Unfortunately, without legal training, the average person may be unsure about his or her options and their potential outcomes. Unfortunately, a woman who is now facing criminal charges as a result of a workers’ compensation claim she allegedly made may be unsure of the best course of action for her individual case.
The case involves a woman who claimed that she was involved in a car accident while working for Rural Computer Consultants. According to reports, she allegedly submitted a police report and X-rays indicating that she suffered multiple broken ribs as a result of the accident. She is said to have received hundreds of dollars in workers’ compensation as a result.
However, authorities claim that there was no accident, and the woman who was reportedly driving the vehicle at the time of the accident denies it as well. Reports say that the woman submitted an X-ray that she found online from someone in another country who had been involved in a bicycle accident. She now faces charges of forgery and insurance fraud but has since moved to another state.
People in Minnesota and across the country who face criminal charges are presumed innocent until — and unless — sufficient evidence is provided in court to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Defendants are left to decide whether to fight the charges in court or accept a plea deal — if offered. Fortunately, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help them examine the details of their case and help them choose the most appropriate course of action for their individual circumstances.