Seltzer Law, PA Articles Man Arrested after Alleged Fight over Changing the TV Channel

Man Arrested after Alleged Fight over Changing the TV Channel

By Seltzer Law, PA  Aug. 12, 2013 12:35p

What started as a verbal argument between a man and woman allegedly turned physical resulting in the man's arrest. Police reports state that R.F., 52 years old, got mad at his long term girlfriend when she was flipping through the channels on the couple's television. R.F. said that he was trying to watch TV when his girlfriend and a second, unidentified individual began disturbing him. He allegedly began arguing with the woman and things escalated. R.F. is accused of grabbing the woman's hair and hitting her head into a wall multiple times. Police were called to the home and reports state that the woman had bruising on the right side of her face near her eye and on her forehead as well as a bleeding cut on her shin. F.R. denied having physically fought with the woman and said that she was "heavily intoxicated" and probably caused the injuries herself. The woman, who has been living with F.R. for 15 to 20 years, told officers that he had beaten her before but she hadn't reported it. Police found that F.R. had five or more prior battery convictions on his criminal record. F.R. was taken into custody and held on $50,000 bail. He has been charged with felony domestic battery and resisting arrest without violence. Reports did not describe what F.R. did exactly that resulted in the resisting arrest charge. Do you feel you have been unfairly charged with a crime? Get the help of a criminal defense lawyer immediately.

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Battery is the offense of committing unwanted physical contact with another person. This can include unwanted sexual contact, punching, hitting, kicking, etc. When an altercation only involves alleged instances of verbal threats or verbalized sexual advances then assault charges may be assessed. Battery involves actual physical contact of some kind and can result in misdemeanor or felony charges. Felony battery charges are automatically brought against someone accused of unwanted physical contact with a pregnant woman, known law enforcement officer, child or in cases involving serious physical harm. A felony battery conviction can result in years of imprisonment, thousands in fines and restitution and other penalties.

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