Lady Lake, FL (November 12, 2018) – One woman was arrested following an argument over a mother-in-law’s funeral. Lady Lake Police were called to the scene early in the morning to Room 111 where they found 53-year-old Dena Farrell of Ocala. She had allegedly been arguing with her husband over her mother’s funeral for the following morning.

Farrell’s husband told police that his wife threw a plastic flashlight at him, which struck him in the elbow. The argument took place over certain family members who would be attending the funeral. The arresting officer said that Farrell did not get along with her mother-in-law and was easily agitated that night.

Farrell was arrested on battery charges and booked at the Lake County Jail, but has since been released.

Lady Lake Battery Laws

Lady Lake, FL – Argument Over Mother-in-Law’s Funeral Leads to ArrestVarious cases of battery take place every week throughout Florida in the Gainesville area, causing serious charges that lead to fines and sometimes even prison time. The penalties for either a misdemeanor or felony charge on this level could lead to probation for several months, a $1,000 fine, and even prison time if you have caused serious injuries to another party.

Florida handles these cases very seriously, especially when harm has been caused against another party. If you have inflicted physical trauma to another person, the court system might try to increase your punishment. Whereas you might have initially just spent some time on probation, now you might be facing the reality of prison, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side.

If you live within the Gainesville area or other surrounding areas such as St. Augustine or Jacksonville, you might wonder where you can turn to ensure that your rights and protections are taken seriously under Florida personal injury law. We are here for you at Musca Law, where the outcome of your case is important to you, and therefore important to us. Call us for more information today at (888) 484-5057.

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Disclaimer: As members of the local Naples and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.