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Aggravated Battery On a Law Enforcement Officer

Aggravated Battery On a Law Enforcement Officer

Deandre Newton of Boynton Beach is facing multiple charges including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.  According to Boynton Beach Police Department arrest report, Mr. Newton is accused of leading police officers on a chase, crashing into police patrol car and fighting with officers. “After hitting the officer’s patrol car, Newton hit the gas and drove south onto the Interstate, swerving through traffic and speeding with several officers in pursuit”, the report stated. The Camry exited at Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach and Newton jumped out in the 800 block of Southwest Third Court, leaving the car in drive” At the crime scene, police discovered a 7th month old baby. See full story, source Florida Violent Crime Violations Assault/Battery: Fla. Stat. §§ 784.03 & 784.011 – Assault and battery… […]

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Injunctions For Protection Against Domestic Violence

Injunctions For Protection Against Domestic Violence

Domestic violence means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.* If you are the victim of domestic violence or if you have reasonable cause to believe that you are in immediate danger of becoming the victim of any act of domestic violence, you can apply for an injunction against domestic violence.** * Fla. Stat. § 741.28(2) ** Fla. Stat. § 741.30(1)(a) What types of injunctions for protection against domestic violence are there? In Florida, when you file a petition for protection against domestic violence, the court automatically will consider giving you two types of injunctions: a temporary injunction… […]

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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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Assault on a Law-Enforcement Officer

Assault on a Law-Enforcement Officer

West palm Beach-A woman warning Palm Beach Lakes High School students that “Jesus is coming soon” was arrested and is accused of disorderly conduct, simple assault on a law-enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. According to an arrest report, a school district police officer was called to the high school’s guidance office where Camele Sinclair, 37, was “distracting” students. Sinclair was told to go inside the guidance office, but responded by asking the officer if he believed in God. Despite another request to enter the guidance office, Sinclair refused and again repeated “Jesus is coming soon” when students walked by. When the officer tried to grab Sinclair’s arm to direct her into the office, she became “irate and combative” and said she wasn’t going anywhere. The report said Sinclair… […]

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Crimes Of Assault And Battery

Crimes Of Assault And Battery

A judge has set a tentative trial date for the case against former tennis star Jennifer Capriati to be heard on Dec. 17. Capriati, who is charged with battery and stalking her ex-boyfriend in February, did not attend the brief hearing. Her attorney, Richard Lubin, was there and asked Judge August Bonavita for permission to depose the prosecution’s witnesses in the case. Capriati was charged in March with stalking and battery stemming from an alleged Valentine’s Day altercation with her ex-boyfriend at a North Palm Beach gym. The battery charge is connected to a Feb. 14 incident in which Capriati, 36, allegedly punched Ivan D. Brannan Jr. of Singer Island, at the Oxygen Health & Fitness Gym on U.S. 1. She began screaming at Brannan, then stuck her finger in… […]

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Florida Assault And Battery Charges Explained

Florida Assault And Battery Charges Explained

A second man has been arrested for an alleged attack on a man in March at the Rib Roundup concert in suburban West Palm Beach. Daniel Cavanagh, 26, of Jupiter, was arrested late Wednesday on a charge of felony battery for his alleged role in a March 9 attack that left a Cruzan Amphitheatre security employee with permanent facial disfigurement. He was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Thursday on $10,000 bond. Cory Tharpe, 25, was arrested the night of the alleged incident. Tharpe, who was later released on bail, is also facing a battery charge. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, a Cruzan security employee was trying to break up a fight and pull Tharpe off a coworker when Cavanagh intervened. Source Assault And… […]

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Lesser Punishments for National League Athletes in Criminal Cases

Former NFL wide receiver David Boston’s hands brought him years of glory on collegiate and professional football fields. But in Palm Beach County court Friday, those hands led to a jail sentence (source, full story). Circuit Judge Charles Burton ordered Boston to immediately begin serving a six-month term for an aggravated battery conviction. Boston, 34, last month pleaded guilty to the felony charge that resulted from a Nov. 30, 2011, incident involving a female friend at a home in Boca Raton. Boston, during an alcohol-fueled confrontation, hit a woman above the left eyebrow, creating a wound requiring 10 stitches. Burton compared that “violent act” to being “like Mike Tyson hitting you,” unlike weaker people who aren’t star athletes. But the judge also gave the former Miami Dolphins player a big… […]

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Assault And Battery in Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic violence has many different definitions. Florida Statute 741.28 defines domestic violence as “any assault, battery, sexual assault, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another who is or was residing in the same single dwelling unit”. (source) It is against the law to physically hurt another adult, no matter how the two people are related. Every survivor of domestic abuse has a right under Florida law to be protected. There are two kinds of courts that handle domestic violence: Criminal Court and Civil Court. Civil Court Civil Court hears non-criminal matters such as divorce, child custody and Injunctions for Protection (This court, for example, may order a parent to pay child support, or it may order that the children… […]

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Assault And Battery On A Police Officer

Assault is generally defined as an attempt to commit battery. Assault on a police officer is assault committed on a peace officer responsible for perserving public order, promoting public safety, and preventing and detecting crime. When most people think of a charge of assault on a police officer, they imaging a violent confrontation, resisting arrest, and maybe even someone under the influence of drugs going crazy, and getting violent. But many situations where someone ends up charged with assaulting a cop are much less dramatic, and more nuanced. You can be charged with assault on a police offer if (source): You swing your arms to get away from a fight or other situation, and accidentally strike a police officer You drive to close to a police officer by the side… […]

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Aggravated Assault On a Law Enforcement Officer

Aggravated Assault On a Law Enforcement Officer

Boynton Beach police have arrested two men who they believe rammed a car into a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s cruiser Thursday. Police say they caught Timothy Anderson, 26, of Boynton Beach, as he tried to run from the car. Another man ran from the car into a stranger’s home to hide, police said. Police followed and captured Kashus Davis, 27, of West Palm Beach in the home. Davis remains in jail this morning facing charges that include aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding authorities, possession of marijuana, cocaine and , burglary to an occupied residence, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. Assault Assault is generally defined as an attempt to commit battery. Assault on a police officer is assault committed on a peace officer… […]

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