There was a recent case in Fort Pierce where two teens ended up facing battery charges for going on a joy ride with a BB gun. They were reported to have been firing the BB gun at random passing pedestrians, resulting in minor injuries to a few of those people. The police placed them under arrest, where they were remanded in custody until a $42,000 bail was paid. The pair are facing charges of aggravated battery, assault and criminal mischief.
The pair were brought in for questioning, where it was determined that one of them shot two people, while the other shot three. Both had used BB guns for the shootings. They also damaged windows and some public property with pellets. A specific victim of the pair was walking around North 10th Street when he is said to have been struck five times with pellets from the BB gun. He was apparently bleeding from his arm and back.
The police raided the teeangers’ car, where they found BB guns and plenty of propellant cartridges in stock. They also discovered where the pair lived, finding two additional BB guns at that location.The problem with that case is the extreme overreaction of the police. While the two individuals where reckless, and probably guilty of some criminal behavior, their actions do not merit the charges being branded about. If you know someone who is in a similar situation, it may be time to consult a Fort Pierce Battery Lawyer who can handle unjust battery cases.With plenty of people throwing around allegations related to domestic violence, assault, and battery, law enforcement has started to respond by arresting a huge volume of individuals. Instead of assessing the situation and letting some people go away with a warning/slap on the wrist, the police simply file arrest reports and let courts/judges take care of the rest.While this policy may help get a few criminals off the street, it also results in some huge overreactions in terms of arrests and charges. If you or someone you know has been arrested for a silly incident, it may be time to hire a lawyer. The last thing you want is to go into court unprepared for what you are about to face. Hiring an Aggravated Battery Lawyer could make a huge difference to your court case’s outcome.By contacting The Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A. you will give yourself the best chance of a positive outcome in unjust battery cases. Attorney Jeffrey H. Garland has been a trial lawyer since 1981. He will do everything to ensure that his clients get the best possible court outcome. Contacting his office will give you the chance to speak with a top class Fort Pierce Aggravated Battery Lawyer.