Deputies have arrested a man in connection with a Lauderdale Lakes road rage incident that involved one driver opening fire on another. The victim claimed that the incident began as he drove south on State Road 7, when the perpetrator began driving erratically, honking and screaming profanities at his passenger window.
The man then fired a single gunshot and followed the victim as he pulled his Jeep into a parking lot, where, as the victim stated, “He got out of his vehicle (…) went around to the passenger side of his vehicle and then took another shot at my car.” When the victim was later shown a picture of the man arrested in connection with the crime, he immediately identified the man as his assailant.
The other vehicle involved in the incident was registered to the suspect’s girlfriend, who claimed that her boyfriend had borrowed it during that time. She also revealed that he had kept a handgun at her house until she forced him to get rid of it and that she had witnessed several other road rage incidents involving him. While the man admitted to previously owning a gun, he denied all involvement in this road rage incident. He has, however, been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and discharging a firearm in public. His bail has been set at over $40,000. If he hasn’t done so already, at this point it would be imperative for him to retain a qualified Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer.
Should you or someone you know in the Lauderdale Lakes area be charged with similar crimes, know that you have the right to immediately speak with a criminal defense lawyer and should do so, especially in regards to any mitigating factors in your case. If you reach an experienced aggravated assault criminal defense lawyer before charges are officially filed, they can present such mitigating factors to the prosecuting attorney, who may choose to reduce or even drop some charges.
Broward Aggravated Assault Defense Attorney
Kenneth Hassett has both the knowledge and experience necessary to advocate for clients as an aggravated assault criminal defense lawyer and is available by phone for a free consultation, 24 hours per day, seven days a week. So if you or someone you know are facing charges similar to these and need a Lauderdale Lakes criminal defense lawyer, contact Hassett & Associates at 954-791-3939.