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Car Chase Leads To Capture For Half A Group Of Car Thieves

A group of four car thieves led police on a chase through Broward County recently after police were alerted that the stolen vehicle in which they were riding was spotted by police cameras. According to the news story, the chase involved several law enforcement agencies and ended when the four suspects bailed out of the stolen car at an apartment complex. Two of the suspects tried to escape by continuing the chase in another vehicle; police were able to apprehend them and they were taken into custody. The other two suspects who escaped on foot remained on the loose.

Running With The Wrong Crowd

Hanging out with a group of friends is how many of us spend our free time, and usually it is just a way to pass time and have fun. For some, however, the motives are much darker, and sometimes innocent and well-meaning people can get caught up with the wrong crowd and end up in a bad situation. If some members of the group are inclined to get into trouble, people who would ordinarily be law-abiding citizens can find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Could it be that is what happened with the Broward County car thieves? Was one of the suspects the mastermind and the others got caught up in the act? Or were all of the suspects equally responsible for the crime?

Aiding And Abetting

In Florida, the act of aiding and abetting – that is, helping another person to commit a crime in some way – is punishable to the same extent that the person who actually commits the crime is punished. Further, Florida law differentiates between various types of crime classifications depending upon the value of the stolen property. These classifications of the crime are important because they will determine what types of punishment are appropriate if an accused is found guilty. Because of the potential legal outcomes that can result from being charged with and convicted of these types of criminal activity, anyone who has had any role in the commission of a crime – no matter how minor – should consult with a criminal defense attorney to learn about their rights and how to protect them. A knowledgeable criminal defense attorney will also be able to analyze whether there may be any defenses available to the accused and how to best prepare a defense strategy; it is always best to get the advice of a criminal defense lawyer from the start of a court matter rather than waiting until later in the case.

Reach Out to an Attorney for Help

If you have been accused of involvement in criminal activity, it is important that you speak with a criminal defense attorney before taking any other action. Attorney Deric Zacca has represented people charged with all types of crimes. He will work with you to determine the best way to handle your case from the start and will advocate tirelessly on your behalf to protect your rights. Never give in to any requests to speak with law enforcement officials before you have had the opportunity to speak about your case with qualified legal representation; contact Deric Zacca, P.A. today to schedule your consultation.