Recently, a 41-year-old man from southwest Florida was arrested in connection to a Fort Pierce gas station burglary which occurred on February 25, 2018. The suspect who lives in Palmetto, was charged with non-residential burglary and grand theft. The suspect was recognized by a Fort Pierce police detective who reviewed the surveillance video taken by the gas station’s security cameras. According to the arrest affidavit, the police recognized the suspect because he was arrested in relation to a second gas station burglary that occurred on the 25th of February.
According to the police, the suspect used a brick to break out a window and then climb into the building. The building is located on the 2800 block of U.S. Highway 1. According to police, the suspect placed over eight cartons of cigarettes and a plastic bag case into a box and left the building. The value of the stolen property was said to be more than $500. Additionally, the police claim that the suspect caused more than $1,400 in damage to the store during his burglary. The suspect is being held in the St. Lucie County Jail until he can post a $200,000 bond.
This suspect needs the immediate help of a Fort Pierce criminal lawyer. An experienced criminal lawyer will challenge each and every allegation set forth by the police and the prosecutors. Burglary is a serious charge with serious consequences. Anyone accused of a crime in Florida needs the help of an experienced criminal attorney like Jeffrey Garland.
Jeffrey Garland is a highly-experienced Florida criminal lawyer. He has been successfully defending people who were accused of crimes since 1981. Jeffrey Garland is a criminal lawyer. He doesn’t do divorces or real estate deals. He is dedicated solely to providing top level criminal defenses for his clients. Mr. Garland has practiced in both state and federal courts. He will aggressively challenge every aspect of the prosecutor’s case to ensure that his clients are treated fairly. If you have been charged with a criminal offense, don’t take chances with a lawyer that practices “a little” criminal law. If you have been charged with burglary or another crime, you should immediately contact the Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A. at (772) 242-6380.