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Andrew Stine Wins Dismissal of Felony Charges

Andrew Stine Wins Dismissal of Felony Charges

Today in Palm Beach Circuit Felony Court, Criminal Defense Attorney, Andrew D. Stine, of West Palm Beach, FL successfully got Mr. Alberto Felipe’s felony case dismissed. Mr. Felipe made world news for biting off his neighbor’s ear in an altercation over a cigarette in the Boca-Raton area. Mr. Felipe’s previous arrest record presented a challenging scenario and stacked the odds against him. However, West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Andrew D. Stine worked this felony case from the day after Mr. Felipe was released from jail and knew right away that Mr. Felipe was only acting in self-defense. Through a tireless effort, today in felony court, Attorney Andrew D. Stine was able to convince the Assistant State Attorney, through his own investigation into the events that transpired, that Mr. Felipe… […]

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Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon

Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon

A 14-year-old boy facing multiple gun charges after he allegedly held up two people at gunpoint had his first appearance reset to today after no family members showed up for the court proceeding on Thursday. Edgar L. Sorto, of Lake Worth, remains in the Palm Beach County Jail and is facing charges of robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed weapon. Sorto is a documented MS-13 gang member, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said According to the PBSO, Sorto was seen allegedly pointing a black semi automatic handgun at two people on Sept. 26 around 12:30 p.m. The witness contacted police. Dressed in blue shorts, blue shoes and red-checkered boxers with a white shirt wrapped around his neck, Sorto walked up to… […]

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Aggravated Assault With a Firearm

Aggravated Assault With a Firearm

A Broward County court bailiff was arrested Monday night in St. Lucie County and charged with armed kidnapping, two counts of sexual battery and aggravated assault with a firearm. Garrett Cunningham, 62, is assigned to the Broward courthouse and usually works in the courtroom of Broward Circuit Judge Jeffrey Levenson. Bailiffs are unarmed civilian employees of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. He has worked for the agency since 1999. Cunningham was booked into the Port St. Lucie jail at 2 a.m. Tuesday. The arrest was on a warrant issued by the Plantation Police Department. Source, full details From a legal standpoint, assault and battery often form one charge against a suspect. However, some suspects may merely be charged with assault. Anyone who is charged with battery, however, is essentially also guilty… […]

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Accused Of Aggravated Battery With A Deadly Weapon

Accused Of Aggravated Battery With A Deadly Weapon

Jupiter police officer Kevin Jacko appears in Palm Beach County court Thursday morning, September 12, 2013, accused of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon stemming from an incident in which a man said he was beaten. Jacko, 43, is accused of beating Cody Ross Blankenship on June 6 after the Jupiter man’s arrest on charges including resisting arrest with violence, battery on an officer, firefighter or EMT, and trespassing. A judge today ordered a $5,000 bond for the Jupiter Police officer accused of excessively beating a 24-year-old Tequesta man in June. Kevin Jacko, 43, must also surrender his weapons and not have contact with the victim in the case, Judge James Martz said today. Jacko represented himself today as he did not qualify for a public defender. “I’m not a… […]

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How Motorcyclist Fleeing from Traffic Ticket is Charged with Aggravated Assault

How Motorcyclist Fleeing from Traffic Ticket is Charged with Aggravated Assault

You 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… […]

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Did You Get Charged with Aggravated Assault?

Did You Get Charged with Aggravated Assault?

You lost your temper and got into a fight. You threatened someone with a deadly weapon like a gun or a knife. Maybe the weapon was a rock or a stick. Normally that would be a simple “assault” but if you threatened to harm, kill or rape the victim while you were holding the rock or stick, that is “aggravated assault.” Aggravated assault is serious stuff. Palm Beach County Assault Penalties Assaultis defined as an intentional threat by word, or an act that seeks to physically harm another, along with an apparent ability to do so. It is a second degree misdemeanor, with a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. Aggravated assault is defined as an assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill… […]

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Boynton Beach Man Charged with $39,000 Grand Theft

Boynton Beach Man Charged with $39,000 Grand Theft

A man from Boynton Beach, Florida, has just been charged with stealing $39,000 from his client. The man was accused of recovering money from an unclaimed property foreclosure and then never returning the money to its’ rightful owner. The State of Florida’s Department of Financial Services has been investigating this crime since last year and finally took the man into custody on March 30. He was released on bond later that day. What is Grand Theft in Palm Beach County? There are many acts of stealing that fall under the Florida “theft” law. Property can be anything from shoplifting to stolen cargo. Grand theft is the most serious offense. Any property taken that has a value of more than $300 is considered to be grand theft. Grand theft penalties vary… […]

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