Hassett & Associates, P.A.
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Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Miami, FL

Man arrested in Coral Gables for allegedly fondling UM student

A battery charge has been lodged against a 49-year-old man for allegedly fondling a female University of Miami student near the Bank United Center. The woman told police that the man ran away after she fought back.

Coral Gables Police have reported that they believe that the man is the same person who appears in surveillance pictures who exposed himself and fondled the buttocks of the student. A local viewer saw a news alert regarding subject incident and identified him as the same man that sexually assaulted her and her daughter in 2012. The suspect has a criminal history that includes indecent exposure, sexual battery and lewd and lascivious acts. He is now free on bond.Identification
Apparently there are photos or video footage of the assault in this case. There’s a likelihood that the suspect will be positively identified by the alleged victim in court, and jurors will see the actual assault. Another witness is apparently available to testify as to a prior event with him. On what we know about the case right now, the evidence against the suspect might be overwhelming.

A person who commits a battery in Florida is guilty of a misdemeanor in the first degree. Battery is punishable by a year in jail and a fine not to exceed $1,000. Given the suspect’s criminal sexual history, there’s a strong possibility that the charges against him will be upgraded to a felony. There’s no question that he’s in need of a Ft. Lauderdale sexual assault lawyer.

If you or somebody close to you has been charged with a crime on in or around Coral Gables that directly or indirectly involves sexual conduct, contact this firm for your knowledgeable, experienced and aggressive Ft. Lauderdale sexual assault defense attorney for a consultation and case evaluation. Defenses are available to battery and sexual assault charges. The case against you can be carefully and confidentially weighed, and recommendations on how to proceed can be given.

If as in this case, the evidence against you might be overwhelming, a plea to a lesser charge or a reduced sentence is still possible. An attorney who is credible and respected by both prosecutors and judges will be of great benefit to you. If you’re charged with a sexual assault or believe that you are going to be so charged, contact our Fort Lauderdale sexual assault lawyer immediately.

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