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Judge Dismisses Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon Charge After Jury Trial

March 22, 2016

A Broward County circuit court judge granted a Motion for Judgment of Acquittal after a two day jury trial. The State Attorney's Office charged our client with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly chased another individual through a park full of children with a baseball bat. Aggravated assault is a third degree felony punishable up to five years in prison. Our client was arrested at his son's little league baseball game after he was involved in a violent confrontation with another parent. During the confrontation, our client armed himself with a baseball bat and swung it violently as he chased the other man throughout the parking lot. The prosecutors offered the defendant a plea that would have required him to go to state prison. Following our advice, our client refused the State's plea offer even though he faced up five years in prison had he not prevailed at trial. Our Miami criminal defense lawyers defended the case from its inception through trial. Through our aggressive approach to the case, our attorneys convinced the judge that our client acted in self-defense resulting in the dismissal of the charges and the case.