Florida Man Wanted In Drive-By Shooting Arrested On Multiple Warrants By U.S. Marshals

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 the U.S. the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, Marshals Service arrested Michael Allen McCants and Ikanime Ptomy of Pensacola on multiple warrants. McCants was suspected in a drive-by shooting that took place in Pensacola. McCants was wanted for multiple assault related charges stemming from the shooting. Once McCants and Ikanime were arrested, police searched Ptomy’s car, finding drugs as well as a scale.

Jacksonville felony violent crimes cases typically involve someone who has made a serious mistake because of a temporary lapse in judgment. However, just because one made a mistake, does not mean that one must suffer the maximum amount of time allowed for the crime, particularly when one is remorseful. However, many accused parties do not know options or avenues of relief that one might take, and suffer the harsh punishments the legal system renders.

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 received 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 in court. Many times, when one’s case is pled to a Judge who sees a remorseful accused party, one’s punishment often times is much less 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 tough legal system. Fortunately, if one obtains an experienced Jacksonville felony violent 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.


One should not risk going to jail for a long period of time when an experienced attorney can make sure that their best defense is brought forth and their rights protected. The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for years and is 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.

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