There has been a recent string of thefts of memorial vases from cemeteries in Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida. Nicolas Whithey, Jessica Arnold, and Nicholas Dennison were arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in reference to the Duval County Florida grand thefts. Dennison is being held on a warrant for the Clay County Florida grand thefts. Therefore, Dennison’s Clay County Criminal Attorney will need to defend charges brought in both counties.
If Dennison is seeking to enter into a plea bargain in his Clay County and Duval County Florida theft cases, his Clay County Criminal Attorney should obtain a joint disposition. Although two different assistant state attorneys (one for each county) will be assigned as prosecutors in the cases, the State Attorney offices in Duval and Clay County are both in the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Thus, they both are headed by Angela Corey, and the offices work together.
As a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Clay County and Duval County, I have had clients that have been charged with crimes in both counties. If my client is going to enter into a plea agreement in one county, I need to have disposition that works with it in the other county. Therefore, it is important to address this in negotiations with both the Clay County and Duval County state attorneys.