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We were able to get the charges filed as a misdemeanor instead of a felony, alleviating the fear of prison for Larry. At trial we were able to convince the jury that this was an accident, and the case was dismissed. The rivalry was able to continue.
Client Concerns about Boca Raton Battery Charge:
Larry was terrified of going to prison, and of having a criminal record. The battery was originally charged as a felony, with a maximum of up to five years in prison.
Larry S. and Mr. D. were 65+ rivals at the senior citizen community in Boca Raton where they lived. They were competitive in every activity they did, from Bingo to Shuffleboard, to Mahjong. Mr. D was known as the best shuffleboard player in the community, which of course was contested by Larry. One day Larry and Mr. D were competing against each other in a billiards tournament when a pool cue hit Mr. D. After, Larry was immediately accused of throwing the pool cue at him. The Police arrived, barely conducted any investigation, and arrested Larry. Larry then turned to us for help.
This situation was clearly a misunderstanding between rivals. Larry did not throw the pool cue at Mr. D, it was an accident. The cue slipped out of his hand. We took depositions, and Mr. D claimed he was so scared of Larry that he needed his wife in the deposition with him for support. We did not allow him to have her there. We also deposed two other witnesses to the billiards game who said that the cue did slip out of Larry’s hand.
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