When a person calls a Duval County lawyer about a crime, it is usually because the person has already been arrested. It is obvious that you should hire a Jacksonville criminal attorney after you have been arrested. What about before you have been arrested? In some cases, you do not have a chance to call a Jacksonville criminal lawyer before your arrest. For example, imagine the police were called to your house due to a Jacksonville domestic violence call. You may not have a chance to call a Jacksonville lawyer if you did not know the police were called. Before you know it, you are being arrested on Florida domestic battery charges.
Let’s say you have been issued a notice to appear citation at the Orange Park Mall for Florida petit theft. You will probably call a Clay County attorney for help with your court case. If you are under investigation for a Florida hit and run charge, you should talk to a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer for Hit and Run Accident, even if you have not received a citation or been arrested.
Police officers are always investigating cases. Local sheriff’s offices have detectives that investigate crimes that have occurred in the area. For instance, there is a burglary unit at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office that investigates Jacksonville burglary charges. They search pawnshop records to see if anyone has been dealing in stolen property in Jacksonville.
Local television stations and news papers help post information to find suspects. Recently, First Coast News of Jax put out an article about a Florida grand theft suspect in Orange Park FL. The article stated:
“The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify a man who stole three computers from an Orange Park Walmart last month. Mary Justino, Public Information Officer for the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, said the man took three Galaxy Tablet computers from the Blanding Boulevard Walmart December 3. Combined the three tablet-style computers are worth more than $1,200, Justino said. The three tablets were in a locked display case at the store, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office.”
The man isn’t the only one that will need help from a Jacksonville criminal lawyer. “Detectives believe the man worked with a woman and left the store in a newer model Nissan Maxima or Altima with dark tinted windows.” This woman will certainly be questions, and she could be implicated in the crime as an accessory and accomplice.
In Duval County, police are looking for a robbery suspect. The Florida Times Union reported:
“Jacksonville police are looking for help in identifying a man seen in a Radio Shack store surveillance camera who is believed to have robbed the store Jan. 1. Police said a man passed a note saying he had a gun at the Radio Shack on Edgewood Avenue North shortly before 6 p.m. After getting money from the clerk, he fled on what appeared to be a silver or gray bicycle.”