Violent Crimes

State of Florida v. J.W.

Cuts and swelling on pregnant wife's upper lip, chest and wrist, charge DROPPED

Our client, J.W., was arrested for Aggravated Battery on a pregnant female.  This is a second degree felony punishable by up to fifteen years in prison.  Police were dispatched to our client's house to a battery with injuries.  Upon arrival, they met with the alleged victim, our client's wife, who is pregnant.  She told police she and our client got into a verbal argument that resulted in our client picking her up by the neck, throwing her on the floor, dragging her into the kitchen and punching her in the chest, stomach and lip with a closed fist.  Police observed cuts and swelling all over her body.  She was transported to the hospital.  Police then made contact with our client who told them it was the alleged victim who attached him.  Our Duval County battery attorney met with the prosecutor assigned to the case and presented information the prosecutor did not have.  The charge was DISMISSED.

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State of Florida v. A.H.

Stab wound in the wrist, case DISMISSED

Our client, A.H., was arrested in Clay County for Aggravated Domestic Battery with a Deadly Weapon.  This is a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.  Our client let her son and his girlfriend, the alleged victim, live with her.  The victim told police both she and her boyfriend were arguing loudly at one another.  She claimed that our client got involved in the argument and made matters worse.  The victim denied having any physical contact with our client.  She claimed that A.H. got a kitchen knife and lunged at her with the knife.  Our client stabbed the victim in the forearm once with a knife.  Our client also spoke to the police admitting to the stabbing, but said it was in self-defense.  Our Clay County Violent Crime Attorney presented more information to the prosecutor assigned to the case and the Clay County Felony Charge was DROPPED.
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State of Florida v. K.H.

Four broken ribs, a punctured lung and a collapsed lung, charged DROPPED

Our client, K.H., was arrested in Clay County for Battery on a Person 65 years of age or older.  This is a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.  The alleged victim (male), traveled to our client's home to possibly adopt a dog.  Police reported that while at our client's home, the alleged victim and K.H. got in a verbal argument because the man hit at our client's dog.  Our client refused to adopt the dog to the man and he started to leave.  K.H. keeps the gate and fence surrounding her property locked so the dogs cannot escape.  Our client began to unlock the gate, but did not do it quickly enough for the man.  He began to climb the gate to leave the premises.  Because he was so large, the gate and fence began to swing back and forth.  Our client helped the man over and he fell to the ground.  An ambulance was called and the man allegedly sustained four broken ribs, a punctured lung and a collapsed lung - all from this short fall.  Our Jacksonville Battery Attorney presented additional information to the prosecutor about the incident and about our client.  This charge was completely DISMISSED.

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State of Florida v. R.C.

Visible injury on forehead, battery charge DISMISSED

Our client, R.C., was arrested in Jacksonville on a charge of Simple Battery, a first degree misdemeanor.  An officer was working off duty at a local club and was flagged down because a disturbance.  The officer saw our client being pushed out of the exit doors by the alleged victim, the bouncer at the club.  Police say the bouncer had a visible injury on his forehead and the bouncer claimed that R.C. punched him in the head while escorting him to the door.  The bouncer told police he saw our client grab a female patron in the groin area and immediately told him to leave.  The bouncer claimed our client argued and when escorting him to the door, our client punched him in the head.  Our Jacksonville Battery Law Firm investigated the case further and presented several witnesses who disagreed with the bouncer's story.  This Jacksonville Battery charge was DROPPED.

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State of Florida v. E.C.

Elderly abuse allegations - No arrest

Our client, E.C., was accused of the Jacksonville third degree felony "Abuse of an Elderly Person".  Our client's husband, the 84 year-old alleged victim, told a bank teller that the spots and marks on his arm were caused by his 46 year-old wife.  An ambulance was called and the alleged victim was admitted to the hospital for two days.  Our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Law Firm investigated the case further and revealed that the alleged victim had a stroke and did not realize what he was saying at the time.  Our client, E.C., was NEVER arrested on this charge.

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State of Florida v. P.M. and D.C.

Charges dropped in alleged kidnapping

Police said two of our Jacksonville clients kidnapped someone at gunpoint, demanded money and threatened to shoot the alleged victim. Both were charged with kidnapping (1st degree felony), aggravated assault (3rd degree felony) and carrying a concealed firearm (3rd degree felony). Both faced up to 40 years in prison. Our Jacksonville criminal defense attorney successfully got all charges dropped.




State of Florida v. D.H.

Man accused of hitting officer, charges dropped

Jacksonville police said our client ran from police and kept going after three officers told him to stop. Police said he then pushed an officer, tried to hit another and broke free when the officers tried to physically hold him down. Our client was then finally stopped by a Taser and arrested. He was charged with two counts of resisting an officer with violence (3rd degree felony), tampering with evidence (3rd degree felony) and resisting an officer without violence (1st degree misdemeanor). He was looking at up to 15 years in prison and a year in jail. Our Jacksonville criminal lawyer got all charges dropped.




State of Florida v. P.J.

Victim says he was stabbed with carving knife, charges dropped

The alleged victim told police he was stabbed after our client swung a foot-long carving knife at him and cut him. Our client was charged with aggravated domestic battery (2nd degree felony) and faced a maximum of 15 years in prison. Our Jacksonville violent crimes attorney got the charge dropped.




State of Florida v. P.B.

Woman in diversionary program after trying to drive over store manager

Our client was in a Jacksonville retail store and started trashing the place, knocking items off the shelves and doing $6,000 worth of damage. She got into her car and the store manager went to the parking lot. The manager told police our client stopped her car and changed directions, trying to run him over. Three other witnesses saw it, too. Police said when they questioned our client, she said she wanted to kill the manager and he was lucky she only damaged the store. She also told police she has suicidal tendencies and is psychotic and bipolar. She was charged with aggravated assault (3rd degree felony), assault (2nd degree misdemeanor) and criminal mischief (2nd degree misdemeanor). Our client was exposed to 5 years in prison and 120 days in jail. Our Jacksonville assault lawyer looked into the case and negotiated a deal that allowed our client to get into a diversion program. Once she finishes, all charges will be dropped.




State of Florida v. I.R.

Man shoves officer in bar fight, no conviction

Our client was being held back from fighting another patron inside the Ritz Bar in Jacksonville Beach when an officer touched his left arm to pull him away. Our client turned, faced the officer and allegedly shoved him, causing the officer to lose his balance. A second officer jumped in and said our client tried to break free several times. Our client was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer (3rd degree felony), resisting an officer without violence (1st degree misdemeanor) and disorderly intoxication (2nd degree misdemeanor). He faced up to 5 years in prison and more than a year in jail. The investigation by our Jacksonville criminal defense attorney led to the felony being dropped. Our client was not convicted of any crime.




State of Florida v. M.K.

Man admits to hitting with bat, but victim’s record muddies prosecution

Our client was exchanging words with some folks in a Jacksonville neighborhood when he and the alleged victim started arguing. Our client grabbed an aluminum baseball bat from his house and hit the other man in the head. Our client told police he did it and two witnesses also told police they saw it happen. He was facing up to 15 years in prison on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon (2nd degree felony). But our Jacksonville criminal lawyer dug into the alleged victim, which led to all charges being dropped.




State of Florida v. T.C.

Battery charges dismissed when victim lies about pregnancy

Two people flagged police down after they allegedly saw our client holding a tied-up 16-year-old girl on the ground and shoving her face in the dirt. Witnesses told police her arms were tied up with plastic zip ties. The alleged victim told officers she was in her driveway when our client and his friend pulled their car into her yard. She said the men held her, tied her wrists up and pushed her to the ground. She said she knew our client because he lived nearby. Our client faced 20 years in prison after being arrested for aggravated battery on a pregnant female (2nd degree felony) and false imprisonment (third degree felony). The alleged victim showed documentation that she was 4 months pregnant. When our Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer investigated further, she found she was not pregnant, casting doubt on her whole story. All charges were dismissed.




State of Florida v. J.S.

Man says girlfriend threw kitchen utensils at him in front of 2 year old, charges dismissed

Jacksonville police arrested our client after her boyfriend and an independent witness said she threw a steak knife, a fork and a spoon at him during an argument with their 2-year-old son in the room. She was charged with aggravated domestic assault (3rd degree felony). Our Jacksonville criminal attorney worked to get the case dismissed.




State of Florida v. D.B.

Charges dropped after man accused of grabbing pregnant wife

Our Jacksonville client was accused of grabbing his pregnant wife by the shoulders and arm following a several-hour fight over finances. Our client took the couple’s only phone and went to his car. When she wanted the phone, he allegedly walked out of the car, grabbed her by the shoulders, pushed her and then grabbed her arm again. Police said her arm was swollen and she had red marks on it, along with blood from a small wound on her left elbow. Officers said the alleged victim, 7 months pregnant, was crying while they spoke with her. Our client was charged with aggravated domestic assault on a pregnant female (2nd degree felony) and faced 15 years in prison. Our Jacksonville domestic battery attorney investigated, and the charge was dropped.




State of Florida v. W.L.

Man hits pregnant wife, charges dismissed

Our client admitted to Jacksonville police that he hit his pregnant wife in the face after he says she hit him with an extension cord. The two were fighting over finances, but the wife said she tried to hit him with the cord but missed. Police talked to the wife at an emergency care center, where she went to have her face treated. Our client was looking at up to 5 years in prison after being charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant female (3rd degree felony). His wife was 13 weeks pregnant. Our Jacksonville domestic battery attorney talked to the alleged victim as part of our investigation. All charges were dropped.




State of Florida v.

Charges dismissed against man, on probation for child abuse, accused of hitting pregnant wife

Police arrested our client, a Jacksonville man on probation for child abuse, after his wife said he hit her twice. His wife is 8 months pregnant. Police saw two bruises the size of quarters on her arm and arrested our client for aggravated battery on a pregnant female (3rd degree felony). Our client was looking at more potential time because, if you are arrested, you automatically violate your probation. Our Jacksonville domestic battery attorney delved into the case and spoke with the alleged victim, getting the charge dismissed. The next hurdle was the probation violation, because the state can still move forward even if the charge is dismissed. Our Jacksonville probation attorney worked to get the affidavit dismissed and our client out of jail.




State of Florida v. M.F.

Mitigation gives woman who spit on officer a shot to avoid prison

Jacksonville police started to arrest our client for disorderly intoxication just after 2:30 a.m. when she was lying in the road, screaming and cussing and fighting anyone who tried to help her. While the officer J.S.when the officer tried to move her into the car, she shot back “F--- you,” and spit on him. She then started kicking the officer. Police said they had to put her in a total appendage restraint as a last option. Our client was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer (3rd degree felony), resisting an officer with violence (3rd degree felony) and disorderly intoxication (2nd degree misdemeanor). She was facing 10 years in prison and two months in jail. Our Jacksonville criminal lawyer met with prosecutors and provided them with some mitigation about our client. We helped get her into the pretrial intervention program where she will have to write letters of apology and do community service, among other conditions. After she finishes the program, the charges will be dismissed.




State of Florida v. C.S.

Defense attorneys find evidence of wife’s instability, battery charges dropped

Police came to our client’s Jacksonville home after his wife said he told her he’d kill her before he goes back to jail. The two had been arguing and the alleged victim said our client threw a dinner plate at her head. Police found the shattered plate in the kitchen and said there were scratches on her face, as well as a bruise under her eye. When police arrested our client, they took both of his rifles, a revolver, and machete and his bow and arrows. He was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm (2nd degree felony) and exposed to 15 years in prison. Our Jacksonville criminal attorney took a look into the alleged victim’s background, found documented evidence of instability and gave it to prosecutors. The charges were dismissed.




State of Florida v. D.S.

Attorney find “victim” voluntarily living with accused stalker

Jacksonville police began investigation our client after an alleged former roommate said he was stalking and threatening her. She told police she lived for a month with our client, allegedly the brother of her child’s father. Within three months, she said, our client was constantly calling her and she changed her number. She also said he had to be asked to leave after repeatedly showing up at her work and then pounding on the windows of her home. Police talked to our client, asked to see his phone and said there was a call made to the alleged victim that day. Police arrested our client for stalking (1st degree misdemeanor) and he could have faced a year in jail. When our team of Jacksonville stalking attorney took the case, she found the alleged victim was living at our client’s apartment, had been with him overnight at least a dozen times and attended parties with him. Our Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer got the charge dismissed.




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