What to do After being Charged with Aggravated Battery
Aggravated Battery is a Felony
Aggravated battery is the crime of intentionally causing harm to another person using a deadly weapon. A deadly weapon can be considered a firearm, a knife, or even a vehicle. In this case, the deadly weapons used were poles and sticks. Aggravated battery is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Aggravated Battery in Fort Pierce
According to WPTV News, a Fort Pierce teenager is suffering in critical condition after witnesses said he was beaten with poles and sticks Thursday evening. Reports say the 16-year-old victim’s condition has improved since Friday but when authorities arrived on the scene, he was suffering from seizures after several blows that fractured his skull and caused bleeding in the brain.
Authorities announced Sunday that three men were arrested in connection with the crime and potential further arrests may happen soon. Anbut Brutus, 19, and Dieune Louidor, 19, of Fort Pierce and one juvenile male have been taken into custody and charged with the serious crime of aggravated battery.
According to WPTV News, police said up to ten people may have been involved in the beating on Thursday, just after 8 p.m. on Avenue I, across the street from an elementary school. Witnesses said they saw the boy being beaten with poles, rods and sticks for several minutes.
The community is expressing frustration because potential witnesses are unwilling to come forth and provide information that may be crucial to the aggravated battery charges against all of the people that may have been involved because they fear the backlash that may occur.
Anonymous tips can be made to Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-273-TIPS. Tipsters may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.
Aggravated Battery Criminal Defense
If you have been accused of aggravated battery, you are in for a long, hard, legal process. A criminal defense lawyer is the first call you should make after being accused of aggravated battery. The act of using a deadly weapon to intentionally inflict harm or permanent injury on someone is a serious felony that can land you in prison for 15 years. A criminal defense lawyer will be able to guide you through the complexities of the legal process.