The Metrowest Daily News has recently published an article regarding three teenagers from Framingham who are facing multiple charges in connection with a crashed stolen car. Police allege that the three teenagers stole a car from Natick and then crashed the car into a stone wall around 2:00 a.m. Monday, October 8th near 1300 Worcester Road. Police allege that the three teenagers stole GPS equipment, sunglasses, cell phones, and iPods out of cars parked at the Chapel Hill apartments near the scene of the accident. Police also allege that police found half an ounce of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a stun gun upon searching the stolen car after the accident.
Jefferson Deandrade, 17, of 19C Carlson Road in Framingham, was charged with possession of a stolen car, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, leaving the scene of personal injury, as well as seven counts of possession of stolen property worth less than $250. Joel Figueroa, also 17, of 21A Beaver Terrace Circle in Framingham, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, seven counts of possession of stolen property worth less than $250, and possession of tools commonly used by burglars. Figueroa was also charged with possession of a dangerous weapon. Police allege that he was in possession of a stun gun. Both Figueroa and Deandrade were ordered held without bail Tuesday October 9th because they have outstanding cases.
A third suspect, Vinicius Alves, 17, of 7B Glen St., was not arraigned because he was in the hospital. Police report he was found injured in the crashed car when Figueroa and Deandrade were found in the woods near the crash. He is charged with possession of a stolen car, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of tools commonly used by burglars, eight counts of possession of stolen property worth less than $250 and had a default warrant, police said.
Each of the suspects in this case is facing jail time if he is convicted of some, or all, of his charges. They are all facing the serious charges of possession of a stole vehicle, as well as possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Though suspects facing these charges may be able to negotiate down to lesser charges that do not include jail time, Figueroa and Deandrade have outstanding cases and are now being held without bail. Because they have outstanding charges, they have less room to bargain for a light sentence. Alves is also facing these serious charges and has a default warrant. A default warrant means that he failed to appear in court previously. This default likely means he has faced criminal charges in the past. Alves also has less room to bargain for reduced charges or a light sentence if he has had previous criminal convictions and has failed to appear in court in the past.
Someone facing charges as serious as these needs an experienced criminal defense lawyer with the skills to get them a favorable result. If you or a loved one is facing charges like these, call Framingham criminal defense lawyer Dan Cappetta. Attorney Cappetta has years of experience working with serious charges, such as these. Attorney Cappetta has achieved favorable results for clients who are facing similar charges. Contact Attorney Cappetta today if you are in need of a Massachusetts criminal defense attorney.