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Criminal defense: 19-year-old arrested for auto theft and robbery

On Behalf of | Jun 13, 2018 | Criminal Law

Facing felony charges in Colorado can ruin a young adult’s future if a conviction results. Having a criminal history before establishing an employment history will likely jeopardize a person’s chances of securing a job in the future. For this reason, obtaining the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after an arrest is imperative.

A 19-year-old suspect was arrested on a recent Thursday. The arrest followed an incident in which a vehicle was stolen, and a Colorado Springs convenience store was robbed three days earlier. A police spokesperson says the investigation is ongoing because only one of the two suspects is in custody.

Authorities say the arrest followed a stake-out of the stolen vehicle. This led to the identification of one suspect, based on the clothes he wore. Officers say this man was arrested because his clothing, bandana and gun were the same as those worn by the suspect on the afternoon of the alleged robbery.

The young man is now facing several charges, including suspected aggravated robbery, aggravated auto theft and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. An experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney will work to protect the rights of the accused man at every stage of the proceedings. The reason and legality of the arrest will be examined, and if any irregularities took place, they could be addressed in the court. Anyone who is arrested for any particular crime will remain innocent before the court until, and only if, the prosecutors can prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.