Two aggravated battery charges were filed against a 38-year-old Ft. Pierce resident after he reportedly stabbed two men at a multifamily residence on Wendell Road. There’s no indication as to why the attack occurred, but both men were transported by ambulance to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute where they’re in serious condition. The suspect refused to give police any information about the incident.
Police arrived on location at about 10:30 a.m. One man who was cut in the neck was on the porch while the other was found bleeding on a floor inside of the home. Police report that a third man was able to grab a knife out of the alleged assailant’s hand while he was on top of the man inside of the home. Additional charges are likely to be filed.
Pursuant to Florida Statutes section 784.045, a person commits aggravated battery when he or she intentionally or knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement to another person. Use of a deadly weapon can also constitute an aggravated battery. The crime is punishable as a felony of the second degree.
Every person accused of a crime is presumed innocent unless proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Jonathan Jay Kirschner is a board certified Ft. Pierce criminal defense attorney who is experienced in defending men and women in battery, aggravated battery and domestic violence cases. Your best interests are always first and foremost with him. He’s not just going to settle for the easiest outcome. He’ll work for the most favorable resolution for you. That can include a not guilty verdict, a plea to a reduced charge or another mutually acceptable outcome.
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Jonathan Jay Kirschner’s office is in Ft. Pierce, and he has been successfully defending criminal cases for more than 20 years. You can learn more about your legal alternatives by contacting him at 772-489-8501. You can even use his online contact form. His clients come from across Florida’s east coast. When you’re charged with a crime, you stand to lose your freedom and even more. That’s why it’s important for you to use every resource available, including the assistance of counsel who is highly effective and understands the tactics used by prosecutors. After any arrest, don’t give a statement to the police. Contact Ft. Pierce criminal defense attorney Jonathan Jay Kirschner right away at 772-489-8501.