On the morning of February 26, a 22-year-old Port St. Lucie man was arrested by city police on prowling and loitering charges. The arrest subsequently led to him also being served warrants on three alleged crimes from 2015.
Charles Reginal “CJ” Gibson was reportedly seen looking into cars in a restaurant parking lot in the 1700 block of Northwest St. Lucie West Boulevard. The man who allegedly witnessed this called police while a friend kept watch of Gibson.
Gibson was charged with prowling and loitering and taken to St. Lucie County Jail, where he was soon charged in connection with three crimes. The first involves a September 2, 2015 incident in which he’s accused of committing sexual battery on an individual age 12 or more.
The second warrant dealt with a November 16 incident in which he allegedly putting two Scandisks in his pocket without paying for them. Surveillance video and phone records were reportedly instrumental in identifying him, the latter coming as a result of Gibson dropping his phone in the store.
The third charge involved burglary for going uninvited into an acquaintance’s home on early Christmas morning and taking a package that belonged to Gibson, who was allegedly identified by fingerprints.
Charges of this type are ones that a St. Lucie criminal lawyer like Jeffrey Garland has extensive experience dealing with, since he’s provided legal representation for more than three decades. He knows that any evidence that’s being presented needs to be carefully examined by qualified experts.
Garland knows that different individuals sometimes make incorrect or biased decisions that relate to their own perceptions. Such actions can lead to someone being falsely accused of a crime.
Possessing training in scientific aspects, Garland and his staff also are aware that errors are made in laboratory work, computer investigations can sometimes be compromised and legal possession of property can be misinterpreted.
In each of the above cases, the legal rights of an accused person can be trampled on without having someone there to counter the arguments of the prosecution.
So if you or someone you know needs a St. Lucie criminal lawyer, make sure to contact the law offices of Jeffrey Garland. He and his staff can offer an honest evaluation on the merits of a case. Having access to experts in a number of different fields assures that the client receives the best representation possible.