Young Woman in Trouble with the Law for Harboring Fugitive

A young woman, A.R., was sentenced to five years behind bars and three years of supervised probation after harboring a fugitive. The suspect was a man known as D.M. that has since been found guilty of shooting and killing two police officers in Hillsborough County, Florida. The 27-year-old woman pleaded guilty to charges of aiding and abetting and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Police say A.R. let her cousin stay with her and lied to officers when they questioned her about his whereabouts.

According to news sources, her mother was also charged for helping to harbor the fugitive. The mother actually wound up losing her job with the Tampa Police Department when fellow officers discovered that she was hiding D.M., a murder suspect. If you have been charged with serious criminal offenses in Florida, such as weapon crimes, now is the time to consult a Tampa criminal defense lawyer from our legal team. After you contact Thomas & Paulk, an attorney from our firm will get involved in your case immediately so you are not alone as you go through the criminal process.