I am trying to understand what are the penalties for these charges:
Charges•784.03-1A1 - BATTERY; TOUCH OR STRIKE
•794.011-5 - SEX BATT/VIC OVER 12YOA/PFNDMG
This took place in Florida and I am not familiar with their laws, but my step mom filed them against my dad and he was arrested. What kind of time is he looking at if any? I believe this is his first offense. I am not sure if they were dismissed though from what I heard there was a jury Trail set. What does that mean? I think too that he had to do anger counseling. If he refused would the charges be reinstated?
Your question is very confusing. It appears that your dad was charged with a secular offense in Florida. A sex offense is always serious and usually calls for prolonged imprisonment. He is probably being held in nj pending extradition back to Florida. If a trial date was set dad is probably a fugitive. If he was arrested the charges were not dismissed. Good luck
You need to consult with a Florida licensed attorney to get the answers you need as the charges you stated took place in Florida. Good Luck
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You should post this question again in the Florida criminal defense question area. A NJ licensed attorney cannot help you decipher these charges.
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