Miami's NBC news affiliate reported on a home-invasion robbery that happened around midnight at the duplex in the 2800 block of Southwest 25th St.. The incident was caught on tape.
Cameras caught the suspects drive up the driveway of the duplex in a truck, which appears to have a flashing blue police light. The video further shows the suspects hop out with guns in hand and start kicking in the door.
Allegedly, the suspects - armed with handguns - demanded drugs and money from the residents. The suspects allegedly left the duplex empty-handed.
This may lead investigators to believe that the suspects intended to rob a suspected drug house and may have gone to the wrong location.
Armed home-invasion robbery is a non-bondable offense because it is punishable by a maximum of life in prison. The only way to get the Court to issue a bond in this type of case is to have your criminal defense attorney request an Arthur Hearing. At the Arthur Hearing, a judge may set a bond if he or she doesn't find the State's evidence to be sufficient. Even if the judge finds the evidence to be sufficient, the judge may still award a bond if he or she feels that the accused is not a flight risk nor a danger to the community.
If a firearm is alleged to have been possessed or displayed during the crime, then a ten-year mandatory sentence under Florida's 10-20-Life law is applicable. If the firearm is discharged or a person is seriously injured or killed, additional charges and stiffer mandatory penalties may apply.
Home-invasion robbery is a serious crime. Detectives and experienced prosecutors put lots of time and effort into seeing accused home-invaders convicted and sent to prison.
If you or a loved one are in need of a criminal lawyer due to serious armed robbery or home-invasion robbery charges, call me today.