Miami-Dade County criminal defense attorney Evan Hoffman is representing a 23-year-old man who was charged with attempted armed robbery and false imprisonment with a deadly weapon for allegedly attempting a parking lot booth invasion robbery at 1601 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach on May 26. The Miami Herald reported that the alleged offender’s father called Miami Beach police and arranged his son’s surrender on June 5.
According to the Herald, the arrest affidavit states that cameras caught the alleged offender entering the parking lot at Washington Avenue in the car registered to him, getting out of the car, walking to the payment booth, entering the booth, and pulling out a large knife. The alleged victim claims that the alleged offender said, “Don’t make me kill you, give me the money!”
WPLG-TV in Florida reported that the alleged offender drove through the wooden gate—breaking the barricade arm, but no money was taken and the alleged victim was not injured. Miami-Dade County criminal defense lawyer Evan Hoffman disputed the arrest affidavit’s account of the alleged incident.
“Having seen the video, we obviously disagree with what the police report says,” Hoffman told WTVJ-TV. “The video is pretty clear that there is no weapon in his hand, the lady was actually sleeping on the job.”
Evan Hoffman is a skilled criminal defense attorney in North Miami who has offices in Miami-Dade County and Broward County, Florida.