How to Reduce Aggravated Assault Charges
In criminal law, the state must prove first that you intended to commit the crime and secondly, that you actually committed the crime. If you have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault or battery, consult a criminal defense lawyer to learn your rights and possible consequences.
Stabbings in Florida
According to WPTV News Channel 5, deputies are investigating a fatal stabbing in Fremd Village in Pahokee, Fl. A 35-year-old man was found bleeding, with a stab wound to the neck on the side of an apartment building this morning by bystanders, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The man was taken via trauma hawk to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
Investigators are waiting on a search warrant to go into a nearby apartment. There is no suspect information or known motive at this time.
When the suspect is caught, an investigation will be conducted to determine what happened. Whether this is just a case of aggravated assault, or homicide, will be found out once the suspect is apprehended.
How to Reduce Your Consequences
Aggravated battery charges result in serious penalties, including a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years for pointing a gun at someone. If the gun is fired, the minimum sentence is 20 years. If the victim dies, the defendant faces life in prison.
Those who have committed aggravated assault or battery are encouraged to immediately complete community service hours, enter a gun safety course and write a letter of apology to the victim. By being proactive, show the prosecution your true character and work with them to reduce some of the consequences.
Aggravated Assault Defense
In Florida criminal law, a motive to hurt another individual is a major factor in the prosecution’s case. If you had no motive to seriously injure another person, the charges can be reduced or dropped. A knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer can often identify the true motive behind the charge, including lying to win a child custody battle or property dispute.