A Mobile County man was arrested, sent to Mobile County Metro Jail and is being charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree robbery and resisting arrest. The defendant allegedly broke into his buddy’s house, beat him up, demanded money, and fled down the street, according to NEWS 5. Police say he kicked down his friend’s apartment door, took several items and then decided to steal his car.
He didn’t want to go to jail so he reportedly fought authorities until apprehended.
Our Birmingham criminal defense attorneys handle such cases frequently. Often, false allegations are made against a former friend. In other cases, a defendant is claiming his property. Police can charge you with whatever they want. The only thing that matters is what you are convicted of in a court of law.
The suspect reportedly approached his friend’s house around 9 p.m. last Friday evening. The young man knocked on the door in the 5800 block of Cansler Drive and was let in by the familiar occupant. Once inside, the young man began to beat the victim and demand money, according to the accusations. He left the premise and fled down the road to be later caught by police.
The 29-year-old Mobile County Man is facing charges of burglary, robbery and resisting arrest. When it comes to an Alabama theft crime, burglary typically involves theft from a residence or business. Robbery is a more serious charge that alleges use of threats or force. He is also scheduled to appear in court for prior traffic infractions, according to Alabama Live and has a criminal record dating back to 2001.
A previous record may impact sentencing in this case and can even impact a prosecutor’s decision on charges or willingness to deal. Birmingham defense lawyers understand this and it is another reason why we recommend a defendant fight a criminal charge, regardless of whether it’s a felony or misdemeanor. Being convicted of a theft crime can impact your ability to get a good job, qualify for certain types of government assistance, including financial aid, and may prevent you from joining the military or even keep you from renting an apartment.
To find out more about Alabama crimes, check out the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC). This site is a useful resource that offers information regarding our statewide crime statistics. The service receives questions from the media and public regarding Alabama crime statistics. They collect, store, retrieve and analyze criminal justice data for the entire State of Alabama.