Police affiliated with the University of North Texas have issued arrests warrants for three male students. Accusations against the men include promotion of prostitution as well as drug possession. One man, a former basketball player for the university, has already been arrested on charges of possessing under two ounces of marijuana. Denton County Jail released him after he arranged for a $1,000 bond.
Authorities launched the investigation that resulted in the issuance of these warrants after someone reported an alleged sexual assault to the university on March 30. The complaint referred to the possibility of prostitution activity. The two men with warrants citing prostitution have yet to be arrested.
The two men with outstanding warrants were also part of the university’s basketball program the previous year. One served as a player, and other one acted as the student manager for the team. They are not involved with the team currently. University officials believe that the alleged organized criminal activities of these men appear to be on a small scale and not part of a larger crime ring.
A person targeted by a police investigation could obtain the services of a criminal defense attorney before or after an arrest. An attorney could inform the person about legal rights and suggest how to respond to drug charges. The person could obtain advice about how to enter a plea after the attorney reviews the evidence and the actions of law enforcement. Violations of the person’s rights might allow the attorney to challenge evidence and get charges reduced or thrown out. If a case goes forward, an attorney could prepare a defense strategy for a trial or approach the prosecutor and negotiate a plea bargain.