Jacksonville is a large diverse city with diverse people from all walks of life. Some of Jacksonville’s citizens choose take a path that leads to being charged with crimes. Some of these crimes include vehicle burglary. Any circumstances that leads one to being charged with a crime still entitles one to seek legal assistance to ensure that one‘s rights under the law is protected. One who finds themselves in this situation needs an experienced defense attorney to assist in ensuring one’s rights are protected.
Ashley Taylor Wright a 23-year-old Pensacola woman was arrested after throwing her 3-month old infant at an Okaloosa County Sheriff Deputy as he was trying to arrest her for shoplifting from a Santa Rosa Mall Dillards. Wright allegedly shoplifted merchandise valued at $261 and it didn’t take long for the Dillard’s employee to notify authorities. When a deputy approached Mrs. Wright at her car, she allegedly grabbed the baby carrier with her 3-month-old infant and threw it at the deputy as she attempted to the flee the scene. Mrs. Wright was charged with petty theft, child abuse without great bodily harms and resisting an officer without violence.
In Florida, shoplifting and child endangerment as well as resisting arrest are serious charges. In the case of If the value of the stolen item is less than $100, the defendant may face a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail. If the value is between $100 and $300, the charge is first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail.
Complaints such as these do not always paint the true picture and the circumstances. Police reports are usually written to make a solid crime report that will enable a conviction. Law enforcement conduct and investigatory procedure on the scene as well after the ending of both the crime and initial investigation often influences the way he depicts acts in his crime report. Sometimes in the haste to apprehend a suspect, the police cause confusion those results in acts of desperation on the part of a suspect.
Being accused of crime such as this paints one as one of a community of desperate people who act recklessly with their lives and the lives of their family members. Many who choose to shoplift do not take into account the outcome of their actions. Having one’s child with one in the commission of a crime of this nature, let alone any crime, may lead to child endangerment charges. Allegedly shoplifting while having someone waiting in a car can lead to a more serious set of charges being sought by a prosecutor. Many judges render harsher punishments to the accused when child endangerment is involved. In this case, what would might have been a simple charge of shoplifting turned into a nightmare charge of endangering a child.
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.
Fortunately, one does have an option for relief. One should contact an experienced attorney who can work with the Judge. 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.
Fortunately, if one obtains an experienced Jacksonville criminal 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 requires 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: Florida woman throws baby at arresting deputy as she attempts to flee, Oddcrime.com