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AGGRAVATED BATTERY CAUSING GREAT BODILY HARM – NO CONVICTION

NO CONVICTION – 8/9/2021

 

Lake County, FL

Our client was accused of drunkenly starting a bar brawl wherein he badly broke the hand of an alleged Good Samaritan who claimed he was simply attempting to break up the fight. By calling into question every aspect of the State’s case (whether our client was actually drunk, whether the victim was really attempting to break up the fight, who started the fight, how it was started, etc.) and raising a self-defense/stand-your-ground claim, attorney Benjamin Jones was able to talk the prosecution down from an initial offer of over 5 years in prison, to filing lesser charges of “Felony Battery,” to eventually resolving the matter with no conviction and 1 day of probation.