When arrested on criminal charges in Sarasota, it is easy for one incident to spiral out of control and lead to several charges that can compound into a litany of allegations and potential penalties if there is a criminal conviction. Often, people will make mistakes because they are caught up in personal issues like drugs. When charged with such acts as car theft, there can be other allegations made such as attempting to flee law enforcement and resisting arrest. Circumstances can make a situation far worse than it originally would have been. For those confronted by allegations of criminal law violations, having legal assistance can make a significant difference in the case.
A 31-year-old man is facing multiple charges after an alleged attempt at stealing a car led to kidnapping, burglary, resisting arrest and more. The incident happened at shortly before 5 p.m. when the man was accused of trying to steal a Chrysler 300 from a Lowe's parking lot. The owner of the vehicle was putting items in the vehicle when the man jumped into the vehicle and sped away. The owner's 9-year-old daughter was in the backseat at the time. The man told the child to get out of the car, but she refused. He again told her to get out when she jumped from the moving vehicle.