FDLE is reporting that crime is down in Hendry County.
Data shows that total arrests were down 13.9 percent from 2011 to 2012, with violent crime arrests down nearly five percent. Violent crime was defined by the study as Murder, Sex Offenses, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault.
What is unclear is the contributing factors to this decline. Were there less crimes committed, or have economic factors impacted Hendry County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to investigate and arrest?
Have you been arrested for a Hendry County violent crime, like Murder or Rape? It is important to keep in mind that the State Attorney’s Office can take as many as 21 days to make a filing decision after arrest. Retaining an experienced Hendry County Criminal Defense Attorney early in your case allows you to have representation during this charging period.
The Hendry County Murder and Violent Crime attorneys at Whittel & Melton are former prosecutors who will meet with prosecutors even before official charges are brought against you, arguing your case with them. Many times, these efforts result in less serious charges being filed or preventing charges from being filed at all.
Call us today to discuss your case. Local (561) 367-8777 or statewide, toll-free: (866) 608-5529.