Jacksonville’s residents sometimes experience times in their lives where they will be involved with the legal system, either being the victim of a crime or being the accused. However, if one is convicted of that crime, the punishment should not be unreasonable. If something like this has happened to someone, they should contact an experienced attorney to fight the case and ensure one’s rights are protected.
According to WTSP News, Jacob Sanborn of New Port Richey was shot and killed by the owner of Justice Coins. Sanborn was allegedly attempting to rob the store, but was too slow to defend himself from the store owner, who gunned him down. The State had an active warrant on Sanborn for a probation violation. Sanborn had violated his probation after providing falsified information at a pawnshop.
Under the Constitution, all warrants issued must be supported by probable cause and must describe the places and things to be searched 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. Many times though, accused parties do not know whether the warrant on them was executed properly, resulting in wrongful convictions.
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; eventually though, the police will find one and bring one back in the legal system, with a series of possible consequences that will be much harsher because one evaded the law.
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.
One problem that accused parties might face is a prior criminal record. In this case, Sanborn was already on probation for providing false information to a pawn shop. Furthermore, there was already an active warrant on Sanborn. Had Sanborn still been alive and recharged, the Judge would most likely have seen Sanborn’s conduct to be untreatable. With the help of an experienced attorney, someone in a position like that could persuade the Judge to render a much lighter punishment that would involve counseling, house arrest or a slightly longer probation, rather than just incarceration.
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 the 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 years 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:Man shot and killed in attempted coin store robbery had warrant out for his arrest, Ashley Porter, WTSP News