A UFC fighter took his fighting to the wrong place after he got in a bar fight in Fort Lauderdale. The professional fighter allegedly threw the punches even though he has a championship match coming up. Even with his busy schedule, he’s out on bond for a charge of aggravated battery.
The 28 year old has a $10,000 bond while he waits for further proceedings. Fort Lauderdale police investigated the case and made the arrest. Police say that the man knocked his victim unconscious for about 14 minutes. The victim received treatment for a concussion and staples for lacerations.
The man’s Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer says that the UFC fighter wasn’t the aggressor. They say that the fighter’s actions were justified. The fighter says he still plans to continue his professional schedule while he awaits disposition of the felony charges.
To be convicted of aggravated battery, the state must prove that you caused bodily harm or a disability. You’re presumed innocent. The state must prove the charges against you beyond a reasonable doubt. You have the right to a trial by jury, and you have a right to call witnesses and testify in your own defense.
You also have the right to the assistance of a Fort Lauderdale aggravated battery lawyer. Your battery criminal defense lawyer can help you explore all of the possible defenses in your case. Self-defense might be a defense in your case. You have the right to use reasonable force to defend yourself against an imminent threat of bodily harm. Showing how the contact was an accident can also be a defense to a charge of aggravated battery.
Your Fort Lauderdale aggravated battery lawyer can help you contact witnesses. A charge of battery often depends on the credibility of witnesses. Finding a witness might be a great way to help the jury see your side of the story. On the other hand, a state’s witness may not have fully observed the events. They might be biased as a friend or family member of the victim. They may have been intoxicated at the time of the events in the case.
When you’re facing a charge of aggravated battery, your freedom is on the line. In addition, you face fines, costs, probation and restrictions on your ability to travel. Working with an experienced attorney can help you defend your rights. If you or someone you know have been in a similar legal situation contact Hassett & Associates, P.A. at 954-791-3939.