Tavares, FL (January 30, 2019) – A man beat his girlfriend unconscious after he became jealous and enraged because he found a beer can in her vehicle. The altercation occurred towards the end of December 2018 but the victim only recently reported the incident and deputies took a closer look.
41-year-old Leonard Justice Jr. found a beer can in her truck and accused the woman of cheating on him. He flew into a violent and jealous fit of rage. He threw her to the floor of their home. The woman tried to get up and unintentionally head-butted him in the process, so he head-butted her even harder, which caused her to blackout. The victim had two black eyes after the assault.
The victim spoke with police and told them that she didn’t come forward about the incident right away because Justice manipulated her multiple times. She told police that Justice has beaten her multiple times over the past two years.
Justice has since been charged with felony domestic battery.
Tavares Domestic Battery Laws
Every day, violent crimes take place in Florida involving individuals from all walks of life, some of whom do not know one another, and some who are related. According to Florida law, domestic violence happens when somebody unlawfully touches a person who is family or a household member in a derogatory way that causes them harm. These crimes are handled extremely seriously under Florida law with long-term penalties that can affect you the rest of your life such as prison time, fines, and intervention programs. Our Florida domestic battery attorneys are here for you and will help you understand how to fight these charges to the best of your ability.
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