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Two Men Arrested for Assaulting Bar Bouncer

By The Merchant Law Firm  Mar. 11, 2013 2:29p

Two men in their early 20s were arrested by local police after a 3:00 in the morning bar fight. The two suspects are accused of starting a brawl and also injuring the bouncer who tried to break it up. One of the men, M.P., allegedly began punching another man at the bar. A bouncer went up to the fighting pair of men and tried to put a stop to it. That is when M.P.'s companion, 20-year-old A.P., allegedly broke a bottle over the bouncer's head causing severe bleeding and contusions. A.P. then reportedly had gone out of the bar to his car to retrieve a gun. He was walking back to the bar with the handgun when an officer stopped him and took him into custody. Officers also went inside the bar and arrested M.P. M.P. faces a misdemeanor charge for battery connected to the fight with the other patron. A.P. has a previous felony conviction for battery of a school teacher and has been charged in the current incident with aggravated assault, a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Don't face serious felony charges on your own! Get the help of a criminal defense lawyer skilled in handing assault and battery charges.

Assault and Battery Charges can mean Harsh Punishment

"Assault" is considered any threats of causing physical harm or unwanted sexual advances. The threats can be vocal or through gestures. When an individual actually hits or in any way touches another person in an unwelcomed manner that act can be considered the criminal offense of "battery". Assault can be considered to have occurred on its own as can battery. In either case, whether only battery or only assault occurred or if they both allegedly happened, the penalties can be severe if the individual accused of the crime is convicted. Assault and battery may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances. Aggravated battery or aggravated assault, felonies, is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

When criminal charges such as these have been brought against you, your future is on the line. You need a talented defense lawyer that will fight for your freedom and ensure your rights are protected. Contact us at the Merchant Law Firm to find out what we may be able to do for your case. We have successfully defended clients against even the most serious charges and we may be able to get you an outcome you never thought possible!

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