Florida Man Arrested on Warrant For 29th Charge

Jacksonville’s citizens make mistakes every day that may cost them time and energy. Unfortunately, some take mistake making to the limit in the law. Many see people that are repeat offenders as hopeless and beyond help. No matter how many times a person commits a crime, one still deserves the best defense possible to that charge. One in a situation like this should obtain an experienced attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure one’s rights are protected.

According to WINK News, John Anthony Porter of Charlotte County Florida was arrested on a warrant Criminal Use of Personal Identification, Possession of Cocaine, Pettit Theft, Resisting a Merchant and Trespassing After Warning. This arrest makes Porter’s twenty-ninth charge to date. Porter was arrested at a Wal-Mart after trying to refund merchandize already in the store. imageswalmart.jpg

Jacksonville theft crimes typically involve those who have been convicted more than once and merely have a problem with self-control. As one can see from this case, Porter has this very problem and needs help. There are many options one may choose when charged with a crime, but these options are subject to disappear the longer one waits to choose. First, one must establish what type of warrant, if any, is out on them.

Under the Constitution, all warrants issued must be supported by probable cause and must describe the places and things to be search with specificity. Including arrest warrants, requirements for warrants based on probable cause and specificity in description protect one’s rights under the Constitution and stands in the way to protect the accused from shoddy police work. However, many times, accused parties do not know whether the warrant on them was executed properly, resulting in wrongful convictions.

Many times in Jacksonville, an accused party may have receive word about a warrant for their arrest being issued and will attempt to evade the police. This action may seem beneficial in the beginning; however, eventually the police will find one and attempt to make sure that one suffers for being on the run for so long. Unfortunately, many Judges may feel the same way when convicting one with an outstanding warrant.

Fortunately, one does have an option for relief when one does know about an outstanding warrant on them. As soon as one becomes aware of such warrant, one should contact an experienced attorney who can work with the Judge to recall the warrant in exchange for appearance for court. Many times, when one’s case is pled to a Judge who sees a remorseful accused party, one’s punishment often times is extremely small or nonexistent.

Many times throughout Jacksonville, accused parties face charges they never knew of and warrants they never thought would be out on them, and because of their lack of knowledge, they suffer at the hands of a cunning legal system. Fortunately, if one obtains an experienced Jacksonville theft crimes defense attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure one’s rights are protected, one can be sure that one will not be a victim in a fight one cannot win on one’s own.


The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for more than a decade and are here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one require a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.

Additional Source:CCSO arrests man for the 29th time on multiple charges, WINK News