Robberies tend to be some of the less brazen and more quiet of offenses, being most of the time at night and with the least amount of witnesses possible. However, some robberies are becoming more common place and during the day. If one has been charged with a crime such as this, one should contact an experienced attorney to fight for one’s case and bring to light defenses that one may not know about otherwise.
According to the Florida Times-Union, a Boost Mobile sales clerk was shot at the Boost Mobile retail store on Kings Rd. The incident occurred around 5pm. A still unidentified man walked into the store, demanded money, and when the clerk confronted the man, the robber shot him in the arm.
Jacksonville theft crimes are very common in kind and in practice. Most involve a smaller store, such as a gas station, an identifiable target, and a weapon. However, most of these crimes have one major problem that is inescapable: security-cameras. Security cameras have been the major culprit for why robberies have been solved and in a reasonably short amount of time. However, robbers know this and have taken steps to combat the problem.
Most robbers now were masks, as most know. However, there is an increasing problem as to identifying the robber. If, for instance, a person robs a store with an average height, average build, and is masked, and possibly is wearing baggy clothing, and the police have no opportunity to know whether the robber has facial hair, what color skin the person has, or any identifying marks, then, in a sense, the robber is now a ghost.
This growing problem of identifying suspects is becoming an issue with false identification. Many people who might match one or two characteristics of a robber might be subject to police questioning or even possibly an arrest. Some happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, just because you have been arrested for a crime you didn’t do, doesn’t mean that there is no hope.
An experienced Jacksonville theft crimes attorney can provide one the best defense possible to fight for one’s case and have the truth of one’s innocence brought to light. Being falsely identified by the legal system can be one of the most horrifying things possible, especially when one’s job might be on the line or reputation in the community.
You should not have to go down for a charge that you were not involved in. Just because someone else made a mistake, does not mean you have to live with the consequences. If you know you have been falsely accused of a criminal charge such as a theft crime, do the right thing. Do the smart thing. Contact an experienced attorney to fight for your case and ensure that the charges against you are dropped.
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: Boost Mobile employee shot in Jacksonville robbery, Topher Sanders, The Florida Times-Union