Two teenagers were arrested by police in Sunrise, just days after they allegedly carjacked and robbed a 40-year-old woman who had just finished working at Sawgrass Mills on the night of September 9. The two boys, ages 15 and 14, are accused of approaching the woman from behind and then robbing her at gunpoint before then fleeing the scene.
The alleged victim indicated that she was forced to give up her purse, an Apple watch and an iPhone X. After reportedly removing the woman’s wallet and car keys, the accused teenagers left the purse before then allegedly stealing the woman’s red Nissan Rogue. The following day, surveillance video reportedly captured the teenagers crashing the vehicle in Fort Lauderdale’s 2600 block of Northwest Ninth Street and then fleeing the scene on foot.
On September 11, one of the accused went to the Broward Sheriff’s Office and turned himself, reportedly offering a confession to law enforcement officials who were interrogating him. The following day, the alleged victim then identified the second suspect while looking through a photo lineup supplied by the Sheriff’s office. That suspect was the subsequently arrested at the school he currently attends, Dillard High School.
The nature of these charges will require both of the teenagers accused to have legal support that a top Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer can provide. Kenneth Hassett has been providing his legal services to South Florida for close to 30 years and can offer the skills to pursue a vigorous defense to such crimes.
As a top Fort Lauderdale carjacking defense lawyer, Hassett and his law firm are well aware that simple charges of this nature don’t automatically equate to guilt. He and his staff know that it’s up to the prosecution to completely eliminate the prospect of reasonable doubt in the charges.
In addition, Hassett knows that circumstances to the alleged crime can differ in the minds of victims. Things like the time of day can cause possible mistakes in identifications, while simply picking a photo from a lineup can be prone to human error. Even video is something that isn’t fool-proof, which is something that may spell the difference between conviction and acquittal.
So if you or someone you know need the services of a Fort Lauderdale carjacking defense lawyer, just contact the firm of Kenneth Hassett at his offices in either Fort Lauderdale, Miami or the main office in Davie.