Gainesville, FL (November 13, 2018) – Police say that a man was kicked out of a bar called ‘The Social’ in Gainesville and then was arrested for simple battery after he punched the assistant manager of the bar. The incident took place on Saturday.

33-year-old Christopher Leggett was charged with simple battery and carrying a concealed firearm without a permit. Leggett had originally been escorted out of the bar following an incident where he got into a fight with the security staff.

After he left the bar, Leggett went back in and punched the assistant manager in the face. A witness noticed that Leggett also had a gun, so they grabbed and secured it until police arrived.

Leggett admitted to police that he got into a fight with the staff.

Gainesville Simple Battery Laws 

Gainesville, FL – Man Arrested for Simple Battery After Punching Assistant ManagerEven violent crimes can sometimes take the form of a misdemeanor, which is the case for charges of simple battery under Florida law. Under Florida statutes, simple battery refers to any intentional touching or striking of another person against their will. Because this crime is considered a misdemeanor, it does not carry as hefty of penalties as a felony, but these crimes are still handled very seriously under the law and you could find yourself facing a year in prison or probation for an extended period of time. If you have been charged with one of these crimes in Gainesville or another nearby area, you are not alone.

If you have been accused of a crime but you want to defend yourself as you know that there are factors the court needs to consider in your case, you should always retain an experienced attorney whose results for past cases reflect what you want to see in the midst of your case. At Musca Law, we want you to know that we will defend your rights from the very beginning of your case and help you receive the results you know you deserve at this time. Call us for more information on how we can assist you at (888) 484-5057.

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