An alleged attempted car jacking recently landed two Connecticut individuals in police custody. They both face multiple charges, including attempted larceny. When it comes to serious charges such as this, defendants have multiple options in order to proceed in such a way that will procure a favorable outcome.
Around 8:30 p.m., three individuals stopped at a gas station to purchase a drink. The group -- which consisted of one man and two women -- claim that they were attacked by a pair of men who were ultimately attempting to steal their car. They say that, in the process, the men made away with $300 and also damaged the vehicle.
Police report that, after the supposed unsuccessful car robbery, the two men fled before the authorities had an opportunity to arrive. However, police later located a vehicle and two men that they believed matched the description that they had been given. The alleged victims later identified the pair as the two that had attacked them.
Both Connecticut men were arrested on charges of assault, robbery, larceny and multiple counts of criminal mischief. While these are serious allegations, the burden of proof is not on those charged; instead, the prosecution must be able to prove every element of the charges filed against these men. In the meantime, these men are likely carefully reviewing the charges and related evidence in order to determine how best to proceed in order to garner the most favorable outcome possible. For some, this may mean proceeding through a trial court, while others may pursue a plea deal in favor of reduced charges or similar benefits.
Source: NBC Connecticut, "2 Arrested in Connection With Hartford Assault and Robbery", , July 31, 2014