The police have reported that two men, one of them Jose Lorenzo, entered a home in Quincy and encountered four occupants. One occupant was shot in the head but survived a second man was taken hostage and was later released in Dorchester. The two suspects made off with a flat screen TV, computers and cash. It is alleged that Lorenzo’s DNA was found at the scene.
Jose Lorenzo is charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with Intent to Rob, Armed Robbery, Home Invasion, Larceny of a Motor Vehicle and Kidnapping.
Armed Home Invasion calls for a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years and up to life in prison. You need a criminal lawyer experienced in handling charges of armed home invasion. The State must prove that the suspect entered the home while armed with some type of weapon knowing that a person was inside the home; and that he then used or threatened to use force against the occupant.
In cases of burglary and home invasion identification becomes an issue. An experienced criminal lawyer needs to challenge the method of identification and the eyewitness testimony which places the accused at the scene. Challenges to the procedure of the lineup or photo array shown to the witnesses is a must. Police can taint identification very easily by making a comment which unfairly suggests a suspect to the witness. Procedures for showing a photo array or conducting a lineup are detailed and specific so that no one is unfairly pointed out to the witness.
Frank Fernandez is an experienced criminal lawyer in boston who knows how to challenge identification procedures involved in cases of Home Invasion, Armed Robbery, Armed Assault to Murder and other Crimes of Violence. Please call or e-mail to schedule a Free Confidential Consultation and discuss your specific case with a Boston Criminal Lawyer, Contact Us Online or call 617-393-0250.
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