The man who received the charges was identified as 66-year-old Robert Schaeffer. Deputies arrived at the home after receiving a report by a neighbor, who heard a loud argument taking place inside the home. The deputy rang the doorbell, which is when he saw Schaeffer pushing a woman through the glass on the door. The deputy entered the home and separated Schaeffer and the woman.
Schaeffer immediately claimed that the woman bit him. Police were able to find out that Schaeffer had been arrested in August at his home, and the police reported that he grabbed her by the neck and told her that they were both going to die. A deputy examined the woman’s body and found that she had multiple bruises.
Now, Schaeffer is facing all new battery charges.
Sumter County Battery ChargesEvery year, approximately 88,700 violent crimes take place across all of Florida state. It is important to understand how serious battery charges are so that you are well-prepared for how the court operates when it handles these serious crimes. A person who has a prior conviction of battery and commits another act of battery could face a felony of the third degree, which could mean fines of up to $5,000, restitution awards to the victim, community service, counseling, and more. These types of sentences could have a major impact on your life, so it pays to be prepared.
If you have been accused of battery and you know that you could be facing serious penalties as a result, you should always work quickly to obtain legal counsel. We want to ensure that you are moving forward with your case with an experienced attorney who has proven case results and works for the well-being of clients across Orlando and many other areas in Florida.
At Musca Law, we have your best interests in mind and will help you litigate these serious matters if you believe that you have been unfairly charged with a battery crime. It is essential to turn to the experienced help of an attorney who understands every aspect of Florida law and can inform you of exactly what you might be facing. Our lawyers are looking to serve you and ensure that your rights are protected. Contact us today to find out how we can help in the midst of your case at (800) 687-2252.
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