Police found that 63-year-old Denise Marie Weitan and a man had gotten into an argument. They found that Weiten was heavily intoxicated and was involved in an argument with the man for keeping her golf cart longer than intended. Allegedly, Weitan used her hands to push him and he pushed her back. She retaliated by slapping the unidentified man.
The deputy claimed that it was difficult to take Weitan’s statement because she became increasingly angry when he was trying to make a report. A witness claimed that they had watched her slap the man. Weitan was charged with battery and booked in jail, but was released after posting a $250 bond.
Leyton Villas Battery LawsEvery year, hundreds and thousands of people are charged under Florida battery laws that end in jail and probation time, fines, and more. In most cases, battery is a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances of the case and takes place when somebody was intentionally struck or harmed a party. This means that it could range anywhere from grabbing ahold of somebody’s arm to throwing a harmful object at another person. Many people will face up to a year in jail, a year on probation, or $1,000 in fines for this type of crime.
Being accused of battery, a crime that is often associated with violence, can be a difficult and frightening thing to endure as you enter into the legal system. You want to ensure that you are moving forward with an experienced attorney who has your best interests in mind and has litigated these cases in the past with successful results.
At Musca Law, we service the Orlando and Gainesville areas in regards to battery cases, and a variety of other cities throughout the state of Florida. We know just how essential it is to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side as you work toward results in your case. Ensure that your rights are protected and move forward with an attorney that you can trust. Contact us today at (888) 484-5057 for more information on what we do to protect our clients.
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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.