The Charge:

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

The Result:

No charges filed

Defendant was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a third degree felony in the state of Florida, punishable up to 5 years in the Department of Corrections. Immediately after being arrested, the defendant’s family contacted attorney Jeff Rich, who appeared at the defendants first appearance the next morning. At the first appearance, Attorney Rich was able to establish that there was no probable cause for the arrest. In the weeks after the arrest, Mr. Rich was in contact with the Assistant State Attorney who was assigned the case. Attorney Rich was able to point out may inconsistent in the alleged victim’s story along with the fact that she lacked credibility. Even though the prosecutor had a participating victim they choose not to go forward with the case and filed no charges against the defendant.