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Sarasota man arrested for violent crime

Those who are charged with violent crimes in Florida can face serious penalties. Violent crimes such as assault, robbery, and murder are not tolerated by the public or law enforcement. These charges are serious and can mean a defendant's life is forever changed.

A Sarasota man was recently arrested for an assault that occurred near Dr. Martin Luther King Way and Dixie Ave. Two men got into an argument over allegedly stolen property. The defendant repeatedly asked the victim where his missing stuff was at. The argument moved to a storage shed where the defendant tied the victim up with a chain and then struck the victim with the chain. The man was able to free himself and went to a nearby home where he called police. The defendant was arrested and charged with false imprisonment and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

A violent crime charge is a serious criminal matter. Many times these events occur because of an argument between a few people. Emotions can be high during these situations and law enforcement can have difficulty figuring out what really happened. An attorney who specializes in criminal defense can help their client tell their side of the story. There can be police errors or evidence suppression that was missed during an investigation.

An attorney can make sure their client's legal rights are being protected. They also have experience with evidence collection, law enforcement procedures, witness statements, and all evidence that can be used. They aggressively defend their client against these serious charges and work hard to get a favorable result.

Violent crimes are serious matters in Florida. They can affect a defendant and his family forever which is why it may be a good idea to have a legal expert on their side working on a negotiation that may reduce the penalties of a criminal conviction.

Source: mysuncoast.com, "Man arrested after he ties up, beats another man with knives and chains", Erica Brown, May 18, 2017

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