An article: Robbery – Double Shooting reports that one individual is in critical condition and another has sustained a shot to the hip after fleeing the scene of an alleged home robbery. Apparently, the Gwinnett County double shooting occurred after the homeowner discovered the two individuals on the property. After being shot at and hit by the homeowner, the individuals got into their car, but they didn’t make it far. The vehicle crashed into a ditch and the injured individuals were taken to a local hospital. The article mentions that the robbery and shooting may have been motivated by drugs.
The Bureau of Justice Services defines robbery as, “Completed or attempted theft, directly from a person, of property or cash by force or threat of force, with or without a weapon, and with or without injury.”
While this above incident has several complex factors, such as the potential involvement of drugs and the role of the homeowner in the encounter, every individual arrested for a crime has valid Constitutional rights. If law enforcement violates any of these rights during arrest or interrogation procedures, then charges against an individual may be dropped.
Facing robbery or theft crime charges in Georgia is not an easy thing to experience. Some robbery charges may be coupled with charges for assault, weapons possession, and violent crimes such as murder. Fortunately, experienced Atlanta criminal lawyers are available to provide legal guidance and representation to ensure that an individual’s rights are properly defended. If you or someone you care about has been charged with a crime in Atlanta, contact the skilled Georgia defense attorneys.