Two brothers were being held without bond in the Miami-Dade County jail. The judge refused to grant either of them bond following their separate arrests for the alleged kidnapping and robbery of a woman and her son.

The younger brother was arrested in November, as reported by a local television station. Authorities sought him after a woman said he forced her and her son to drive to an ATM to get money. The woman had originally agreed to pay the brothers $100 to fix a dent on her car after they approached her in a parking lot. However, after the work was done, the men demanded $700, and the alleged kidnapping and robbery ensued. She also accused them of threatening her son.

Police said that only in January had the older brother been identified as a suspect. U.S. Marshals then arrested him on Jan. 14 in Fort Lauderdale with the cooperation of Miami police and Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies.

People facing charges of kidnapping or robbery may be sentenced to fines and years of jail time. Someone with felony charges may be able to reduce the consequences of an alleged crime with the support of a criminal defense attorney. An attorney might be able to argue that the situation only escalated verbally that and no one had planned to hurt anyone, for example. This approach might persuade a judge to be lenient. A plea deal might also be appropriate, depending on the evidence.

Source: Local10, “Second suspect arrested in robbery of mother, son,” Jeff Weinsier, Jan. 14, 2015

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