The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.
Call Toll-Free At
1-866-435-4172
Office Hours, M-F 8:30 - 5:00
After Hour Calls
954-297-6546
Evening, Holiday & Weekend

Police respond to Florida burglary call, charge man with felony

A 25-year-old Florida man is said to have recently called police to report a possible burglary at his apartment. The incident ended with the man who made the call being arrested. He now faces multiple felony charges. The situation unfolded on a recent Tuesday at an apartment complex in Okaloosa County.

Deputies reportedly arrived at the apartment building in response to a phone call from a man who said that a burglary had taken place. Responding officers stated that they did see signs of what appeared to be a forced entrance when they came to the scene. As they began a preliminary investigation, they apparently requested a search warrant at some point for the apartment of the man who had called to report the burglary, as well as for his vehicle which was parked outside the building.

Police claim that they discovered in excess of $80,000 in cash, drugs and a firearm during their search of the man's residence and vehicle. The weapon allegedly found in the car was listed as a gun that had been reported stolen two years ago. The man is said to have told the police that he had bought the gun from a random person on the street.

The man in this case was arrested and must now respond to multiple felony charges that have been filed against him. When a Florida resident is charged with a felony, he or she is fully entitled to the presumption of innocence and other important legal rights throughout the pending criminal proceedings. It is typically helpful to seek a legal consultation with experienced defense counsel due to the fact that the potential consequences of a felony conviction could be severe.

Source: nwfdailynews.com, "Man arrested on drug, weapon charges", Trista Pruett, April 22, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.
200 S.E. 6th Street, Suite 402
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-3424

Toll Free: 866-435-4172
Phone: 954-703-4207
MAP & DIRECTIONS