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Battery Charge in Destin Dismissed

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 9:41 pm    

M.H. was a young man who got arrested on vacation in Destin with a group of friends. On the night he was arrested, he and his group went to a local bar and when they returned to their condo, a fight broke out and the police were called. Our client was the only one arrested. He was charged with Battery and was facing up to a year in county jail.

Because of the extensive injuries suffered by the alleged victim, the prosecutor was demanding a minimum of 6 months in jail and was threatening to send the case to felony court and our client to prison if we didn’t take the deal.

We don’t take threats lightly when our client’s freedom is on the line, but we also don’t take kindly to being bullied. Instead of rolling over, we dug in. We focused our research on Speedy Trial grounds because we knew the alleged victim would not be available to come to court for several months.

We set our client’s case for trial and filed the paperwork to maintain and ensure his right to a speedy trial.  In the end, the Judge agreed with our position and dismissed the case on the grounds that our client’s speedy trial rights would be violated had the case been allowed to continue.

Having rights is one thing, but they are no good to you unless you have someone on your side that knows how to execute them; how to make the State adhere to them.

The advantage of a team like ours is that we know what moves to make and when to make them. We know how to adapt our approach to each unique case and apply the right strategies to secure the best possible result for our clients.

If you were arrested for Battery in Destin, we can help. Call Flaherty Defense Firm today at (850) 460-7470 for a free consultation. We can meet in person, or if you’re out of town, we can talk on the phone. Either way, we welcome your call and we are available 24/7.


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