The incident happened on Tuesday evening, November 13 at the Broward County Main Jail in Fort Lauderdale. The guard told Cruz not to drag his sandals around, which prompted Cruz to give him the middle finger. The deputy started to stand up and Cruz rushed over to him and punched him in the face.
Cruz was able to shove the deputy to the ground and punch him multiple times in the head. The deputy tried to stop him, which is when Cruz grabbed his stun gun. The guard was able to get control of him and take the stun gun.
Now, Cruz is facing three new counts of aggravated assault on an officer and battery on an officer using an electric weapon.
Broward County Battery ChargesEvery year, close to 89,000 violent crimes take place across Florida, causing serious injuries and more to the individuals involved and affected by them. Being accused of battery after committing violent crimes in the past can lead to new, serious charges that could extend the life of your sentence in prison. Battery is also one of the most defendable charges, which is why you should always act quickly to retain your legal rights.
If you have been accused of a battery crime in Florida, you have the right to speak with a legal professional who understands the ins and outs of criminal law across the state. You want to turn to a professional who has proven case results in battery crimes and can help you work toward results in your specific case, given your unique circumstances.
If you are in or around the Fort Lauderdale area and you have been accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney who is going to listen to your side of the story and help you face your criminal charges head-on. At Musca Law, we want to provide your case with the individual attention it needs. Contact us today at (800) 687-2522 to find out how we can help you.
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