A 28-year old Ft. Pierce man was arrested and charged with eight serious felony offenses, including false imprisonment, battery, sexual assault and child abuse. The arrest followed an incident in which a woman alleges the man seriously physically and sexually assaulted her and bound and gagged her minor daughter. The adult victim also alleges that the assailant attempted to drown her in a sink. The woman managed to escape and seek assistance from law enforcement.
With the information provided by the victim, the alleged assailant was captured by law enforcement. The man currently is being held in the St. Lucie County Jail in lieu of a $575,000 bond.
Legal Representation and Crimes of Violence
Although there certainly are people who arrested in Ft. Pierce and throughout St. Lucie County who are guilty of crimes of violence, including criminal acts that involve sexual assault and abuse, there are also instances in which an innocent person is wrongly accused. The reality is that when a person is arrested on a charge of a serious violent crime, retaining a capable, experienced Ft. Pierce battery defense lawyer is a must.
Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq., is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer with extensive experience in representing people charged with a battery and other types of violent crimes. This includes providing representations to individuals who truly have been wrongly accused of different types of crimes of violence, including battery.
Unfounded battery prosecutions do arise out of domestic disputes with some regularity. In Florida, including in Ft. Pierce and St. Lucie County, police officers have a practice of arresting everyone involve in a domestic dispute. The thinking by many of these police officers is that they need to arrest all involved and let the courts sort the matter out. This ends up in people not necessarily being guilty of a battery crime being wrongly prosecuted.
Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq. is available for an initial consultation with a person charged with a battery or other types of violent crimes. There is no charge for an initial consultation. During this session, Attorney Kirschner will explain what defense strategies are available in a particular case.