It is important for individuals who have been accused of alleged criminal activity to understand that they have rights. These rights are protected by law and help to ensure that parties understand why and for what they are being charged. Additionally, these rights mean that individuals must be convicted of a crime before being considered guilty if they have been charged for theft or other crimes, and therefore, parties should have the opportunity to determine how they wish to approach their legal situation.
Two men were recently taken into custody after being suspected of having involvement in a Florida theft ring. It was reported that the situation began when several vehicles were apparently stolen. It was also mentioned that the situation encompassed police departments from various parts of the state, but it was not detailed what had caused the need for such extensive involvement.
The two men were apprehended after authorities believed they were traveling with stolen property. Reports stated that the men allegedly had two jet skis and two ATVs that were apparently considered stolen and were traveling to Miami. Authorities took the men into custody, and they were charged with grand theft. Other charges are pending.
These men should be considered innocent unless otherwise proved in a court of law. They should also have the opportunity to decide how they would like to handle their legal proceedings. If they believe that a criminal defense may be in their best options, they may want to request the evidence against them in order to better work on such a defense against the theft charges. Finding out information about how such criminal proceedings are carried out in Florida may also be helpful.
Source: nbc-2.com, “Police: SWFL ‘theft ring’ busted“, March 5, 2015