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How Motorcyclist Fleeing from Traffic Ticket is Charged with Aggravated Assault

aggravated-assault-1_180x120-150x120You can be charged with aggravated assault for several different reasons; it’s a broad umbrella of a charge when it comes to crime. Usually, aggravated assault is threatening or committing harm against another with the use of a deadly weapon.

In today’s case, the deadly weapon was a motorcycle. An article in WPTV News describes how a man used a motorcycle to assault an officer. The article is as follows:

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Authorities have arrested a suspect in the dragging of a deputy at least 60 feet, according to a spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Victor Morales, 38, is charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding, and resisting arrest with violence.

The deputy, assigned to the Aggressive Driving Unit, was making a traffic stop on a motorcycle when the driver fled, said Teri Barbera. The deputy suffered minor injuries.

The incident occurred in the I-95 off ramp at Gateway Boulevard. Deputies located the suspect and his white motorcycle at a plaza at 1729 N. Congress Avenue south of Gateway.

Aggravated Assault Defense

In Florida, the state must prove first that you intended to commit the crime. The motive is extremely important for your defense. If you had no motive to seriously injure the other person, your charges can even be dropped. Secondly, the state must also prove that you actually did follow through with your intentions and committed the crime.

If you have ever been charged with aggravated assault, the first thing you need to do is contact a criminal defense lawyer. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will be able to identify the real motive behind your actions, whether it’s lying to win a child in a custody battle or a simple dispute over property. Whatever the case may be, if you have been charged with aggravated assault, have a criminal defense lawyer help you build your case.

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