DO THEY HAVE TO HAVE EVIDENCE OF ARMED BURGLARY

MY SON IS INCARCERATED ON HEAR SAY OF ARMED BURGLARY DONT THEY HAVE TO HAVE EVIDENCE OF THAT,WHAT HAPPENED TO INNOCENT UNTILL PROVEN GUILTY

Saint Petersburg, FL -

Attorney Answers (5)

William David Umansky

William David Umansky

Criminal Defense Attorney - Orlando, FL
Answered

This sounds more like a statement not a question. In general the State can not prove a criminal case on hearsay alone but we do not know enough facts from your question to answer your question.

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Don Waggoner

Don Waggoner

Criminal Defense Attorney - Kissimmee, FL
Answered

They have to have probable cause to arrest him. That may be able to be established by hearsay. It takes much more to convict him. Apparently, at this point some judge believes there is at least probable cause.

Nick Jay Dorsten

Nick Jay Dorsten

Criminal Defense Attorney - Clearwater, FL
Answered

Probable cause is all that is needed for an arrest. However for a conviction, the State must prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt-a much higher standard. Start consulting with local criminal defense lawyers so you can give your son's side of the story.
Good luck,

Robert Edward Heyman

Robert Edward Heyman

Criminal Defense Attorney - Saint Petersburg, FL
Answered

i assume your son is being held in custody pending a possuble trial. His attorney will be provided all of the evidence which the state may introduce at trial to prove his guilt. While a conviction requires evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, your son can be held in custody so long as there is probable cause to believe he committed the crime. unfortunately, probable cause can be established in part by hearsay evidence.
good luck

Robert E Heyman

Jonathan Hackworth

Jonathan Hackworth

Criminal Defense Attorney - Tampa, FL
Answered

I agree with my colleagues. Your question really raised more questions than anything else, did he plea or go to trial? Has he already been sentenced? It sounds as though you all need to retain a criminal defense attorney to assist you in the matter. My firm handles such matters and offers free case consultations. Good luck.

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