My son was a victim of assault and battery less than a week ago can he still file charges or file a police report with Broward County Sheriff
Yes, as a victim your son can still file charges.The statute of limitations on a misdemeanor is one year from the date of the offense. A delayed report is usually filed with the local police department or Sheriff or directly with the State Attorney's Office. If there is a finding of probable cause, a summons will be issued to the offender and he will be called to court.
It is best before filing charges to organize your thoughts and evidence. If you have pictures of any injuries bring them, or evidence of the the battery, such as witnesses, bring their names and addresses as well.
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So I work at a smoke shop. There's only ever one of us in here at a time and there are a lot of homeless around here. There have been times one would come in completely messed up and I would begin to feel uncomfortable. I feel fine handling myself...
Based upon your concerns, there are a few things you can do. First you should consider a locked door, with access allowed only by one inside the shop. This gives you the the right to deny someone you feel might be a nuisance or unwanted. You can also hang a city approved Trespass sign and participate in a Trespass program. Additionally most police departments have a homeless advocacy officer. You can establish a relationship with this officer. This will help you understand the local community better and help the officer determine which persons are in need of services.
As it relates to Self defense and the ability to Stand your ground, your options are quite different. Self defense is an affirmative defense, allowing you to meet force with like or similar force but not with excessive force.
You are justified in using or threatening to use deadly force if you reasonably believe that using or threatening to use such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to yourself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony. You can use non-deadly force when threatened with the imminent use of unlawful force.
You can even Stand Your Ground in your shop. By standing you ground, you have no duty to retreat if you are attacked in your business and you have no duty to retreat and you have the right to stand your ground and use or threaten to use force, including deadly force, as long as you use such force in accordance with the law paraphrased above. Stand Your Ground is emerging and changing in Florida. It is about to get stronger as a means of defense. However, using deadly force should always be cautioned because sometimes what we perceive in the moment in not accurate.
It is best to be proactive as a business owner and use avoidance before force.See question
I was sentenced to 3 years felony probation for possession. I completed my community service within 60 days. I just got a job im March this year and my fine is so behind. My termination date is December 31 2015 so my tome is running out. Can they ...
The government must prove your ability to pay the fine and your failure to do so is willful. If the government meets that burden, then you can go back to jail or be re-sentenced accordingly. Your good behavior is a sentencing factor but will not necessarily get you out of a Violation of Probation if a willful violation exists.See question
My boyfriend and I were having some problems in our relationship and had separated. At one point he had allegedly broke into my apartment and accidentally stole my house phone thinking it was his cell phone. He's now charged with burglary and assa...
The prosecutor decides who to call to the Grand Jury. Defendants can be invited but usually do not testify and cannot be called to testify. It is unusual that a victim is not called but in domestic cases, victim's often do not cooperate and if the State has alternative means of proving the case they can proceed without a victim.See question