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Be Wary of False Accusations During the Frankenstorm

By Hager & Schwartz, P.A.

October 26, 2012

At present, Hurricane Sandy is brushing the east coast. While the storm has weakened since hitting Florida, it is causing some stormy weather in coastal towns. Deemed Frankenstorm because the storm occurred near Halloween, Hurricane Sandy will keep many families indoors for the next few days as it wavers over Florida. In the midst of a storm, life can become a bit chaotic. Unfortunately, it is in chaotic times like this that criminals tend to strike. When everyone else is preoccupied with the weather, a burglar can easily break into a home and steal valuables or commit a murder without drawing too much attention.

As well, the chaos of the storm may cause one of these criminals to get away unnoticed. Because of this, police may head out on a wild chase for men and women that they can’t locate, and may pinpoint people that they think are guilty of crimes that they didn’t commit. Storms can make things confusing and cause misinterpretations. If you have been falsely accused of committing a crime that took place in the midst of Hurricane Sandy, it may take some time to clean up the damage.

That is why you need a hardworking lawyer from Broward County to come to your aid. In addition to being accused of stealthy violence or theft crimes, you may be accused of a traffic violation that was a result of the weather. For example, you may be charged with driving under the influence when you were simply swerving because of the high winds, or you may be charged with reckless driving when you were merely trying to handle your care in the midst of the crazy weather conditions. Contact a Broward Country criminal defense attorney today if you have been falsely accused of a crime and want to set the record straight with the help of an accomplished attorney!