Palm City, FL (November 21, 2018) – The Martin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of battery today in the 2300 block of Southwest Cornell Avenue in Palm City. A woman accused her ex-boyfriend of the event.
The woman said that her ex-boyfriend was present at the residence and said that he spat on her, threw a lighted cigarette at her, and pushed her out of her the home that they shared together. She told a deputy that he became angry with her because he believed that she was involved with other men.
He was immediately arrested on battery charges and taken to the county jail.
Palm City Battery Laws
If a defendant makes physical contact with a victim in a violent matter, they might be accused of a crime of battery. Florida law establishes multiple types of battery, all of which are prosecuted on a serious level. Even in misdemeanor cases, a defendant could find themselves facing imprisonment for 60 days and a fine of $500. In felony cases, you could see as much as fifteen years behind bars and a fine of up to $10,000.
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