Jacksonville’s citizens have mischievous ways about them at times and do things that are small violations of the law. However, when the time comes for the law to collect for those crimes, teenagers receive the blame. If someone or their child has been accused of a crime such as this, one should contact an experienced attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure one’s rights are protected.
According to the Florida Times-Union, three cars driving down Silver Saddle Drive were struck by bricks and other debris from an unknown source. The crimes all occurred in one night, the debris coming from the woods beside the road. After further investigation, the police found a pile of bricks and wood on the edge of the woods close to the road. No one was injured.
Jacksonville criminal mischief cases typically involve some sort of immature act that is not entirely serious in nature but at the same time, reflects some possible danger for the victim, either monetarily or physically. Unfortunately for Jacksonville’s juveniles is the fact that juveniles are blamed for the majority of criminal mischief activities, even if there was no minor involved at all.
Under Florida Statute 806.13, the crime of criminal mischief tends to be a misdemeanor offense. However, the severity of the charge an accused individual will be charged with is based on the amount of damages done to the victim’s property. However, the damage done to the accused, particularly a minor teenager who did not do the crime and has no real proof of that innocence, will be extraordinary.
The State, police officers, and unfortunately many members of society feel that children have an innate sense of mischief and want for destruction; give those kids a way to accomplish a mischievous goal, and they will do it. Furthermore, when a minor is the accused, the child is automatically assumed to be guilty by way of the fact that mischievous conduct is the kind of conduct that is most common among teenagers. However, the guilty until proven innocent ideology is not what the Constitution of the United States was created for.
In this case, a brick and wood pile was left on the side of the road and the same bricks were used to bust car-windows and put dents in unsuspecting victims’ cars as they drove by. However, no witnesses are available, and neither are any possible identifying suspect characteristics. Unfortunately for those adolescent children who live near that area, those children will be the first target for questioning from police and possible arrests will soon follow.
Many times throughout Jacksonville, accused people are subject to hunch theories that lead to their arrest and hassle in the court system. If one or one’s loved one has been the victim of such abuse, one should obtain an experienced Jacksonville criminal mischief defense attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure one’s rights are known and protected.
The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for more than a decade 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.
Additional Sources: 3 cars damaged by rock thrower along Old St. Augustine Road, Dan Scanlan, The Florida Times Union