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Like to know what happens in a incident pertaining to one cutting off a driver ...the one cutting off was on cell phone...

Tarpon Springs, FL |

driver got out yelled at the woman and took cell phone and smashed it...what can happen and this is first offense

Attorney Answers 4


  1. Depending on how you are charged there are tons of possibilities. I would suggest talking to you attorney regarding possible outcomes.


  2. The facts as presented could potentially establish a case of Criminal Mischief against the driver who smashed the woman's cell phone.


  3. Sounds like a "minor" case of road rage - but if this happened in Pinellas County, you could technically be charged with burglary or another serious criminal offense. This is definitely not a speeding ticket question, so I would suggest contacting a local criminal defense attorney to determine your next step.

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  4. Not a speeding question. However, as stated by another attorney the person who reached into another car, grabbed a cell phone and smashed it could be charged with burglary. If the the "victim" was hit during the taking of the phone, the aggresor could be charged with Burglary with a Battery and other charges as well. These cases can quickly turn into felony cases and an attorney would be needed.