HOME INVASION & ROBBERY WITH A FIREARM
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- The Incident: Home invasion of local expecting parents. A perpetrator armed with a firearm forced his way into their home and demanded money. He waved the gun at the pregnant mother-to-be’s belly, threatening their unborn child, promising to shoot them unless they complied. After obtaining the money, the perpetrator ordered the man and woman into the bathroom and fled the scene.
- The Accused: He was visibly shaken and for good reason! He qualified as a PRISON RELEASEE REOFFENDER and was facing mandatory life imprisonment if convicted. He knew what was at stake. He voluntarily surrendered after police identified him as the registered owner of the BMW SUV and broadcast his image on crime stoppers. He also freely admitted to being in the vicinity on the date and time in question. However, he denied involvement in the robbery. He told police that he had owned a vehicle matching the one the police were looking for, but claimed to have sold and shipped it to the new owner in the Bahamas.
- The Charges: HOME INVASION ROBBERY WITH A FIREARM and being a FELON IN ACTUAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM.
- The Evidence: Video surveillance from the motel across the street captured a purple BMW SUV similar to one registered to my client fleeing the scene after the robbery. The man identified him as the perpetrator in a photo lineup, and later during the trial the man again identified my client as the perpetrator.
- My Counsel & Defense: I calmed him, schooling him on how to present himself in court, and how to behave when being accused by the husband of the crime. I argued before a jury that he was little more than an easy target to blame for the crime. He had the unfortunate luck of visiting a guest at the motel across the street from the Incident at the time the home invasion occurred, and that he had no involvement in the home-invasion.
- The VERDICT: Despite the evidence and the State’s best attempts otherwise, I managed to sway the jury’s opinion in our favor and my client was acquitted of the Home Invasion charges. Thereafter, the second count of being a FELON IN ACTUAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM was dismissed. – NOT GUILTY
HOME INVASION ROBBERY WITH A FIREARM
FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM.
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-Joshua LeRoy, Esq.
Criminal Defense Attorney Joshua LeRoy, Esq. is dedicated to providing his clients with personalized, honest, and aggressive representation in any and all areas of criminal law in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Delray Beach & the surrounding areas of Palm Beach County in the State of Florida.
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