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West Palm Beach Violent Gun Defense

In Case # CF-00943A last year, Attorney Andrew D. Stine, West Palm Beach defense attorney, represented a man who was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm. The defendant was arrested for pointing a gun at an off-duty sheriff in a road rage incident and was facing a minimum sentence of three years in prison for the aggravated assault charge. Gun laws are different in every state. In Florida, no permit is required to possess or purchase a rifle, shotgun or handgun. However, pointing a gun at another person and placing them in fear has a mandatory minimum sentence of three years. But – as of 2005 – Florida also became a “Stand-your-ground” state. This is a self-defense and self-protection law which has four key components: 1) It establishes that… […]

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Florida Case Of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

Florida Case Of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

A West Palm Beach resident, Kenneth Burroughs, is being held at Palm Beach county jail on weapons charges, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The incident reports Mr. Burroughs’ alleged confrontation with a bail bondsman occurred this past Friday. After being called to investigate the bondsman shooting, Sheriff’s detectives found three weapons — a shotgun, a .38-caliber pistol and a .38 special revolver — during a court-approved search of the North Haverhill Road residence of Kenneth Burroughs. According to Deputy Eric Davis, Mr. Burroughs admitted to sheriff’s officers that he owned the weapons. Burroughs was arrested early Saturday and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, shooting within a dwelling, and child neglect. Criminal history revealed that he has been convicted of seven… […]

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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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