Local police arrested a 38-year-old man in Miramar on September 25 in connection with an estimated 30 home burglaries in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Miramar. Following that arrest, the man was found to have two active Broward County arrest warrants out for him as well as previous arrests for such crimes. During the man’s arraignment on September 29, he asked for a bond reduction, a request that was denied.
The one connection between all of the alleged crimes is that each home was undergoing fumigation for termites at the time of the thefts. According to local police, that specific pattern first surfaced in May and resulted in an undercover operation being put in place. Homes being fumigated were staked out, with police saying that the man was seen leaving a Hollywood home undergoing the process.
After following the man back to his apartment, they knocked on his door and discovered an estimated $300,000 worth of allegedly stolen merchandise. Paintings, electronics, memorabilia and jewelry were among the vast number of items seen, with one police official likening it to a pawn shop. Among the items allegedly taken in that last incident were rare 45 records and coins inside a prescription bottle.
Given the magnitude of the collective charges, the man is in definite need of the services a quality Broward criminal defense attorney. Having been such an individual for more than two decades, Kenneth Hassett’s track record as a vigorous advocate in the courtroom makes him uniquely qualified to offer the best defense possible.
Kenneth Hassett knows that the prosecution must prove that the accused fully intended to commit a crime by entering a residence. During the course of any prosecution, proof must also be obtained about whether or not the individual was invited into the home.
The circumstantial evidence in this particular case is that because the man was seen leaving a home that was burglarized and stolen items were found in his residence, he is considered the guilty party. However, such evidence can be subject to error or the wrong interpretation.
In order to have the best possible chance at acquittal or reduced charges in this type of case, it’s best to contact the law office of Kenneth Hassett. He’s an experienced Broward criminal defense attorney who passionately works on behalf of his clients and is available for a free consultation. Make sure to contact him today.