VERO BEACH — A local woman was arrested early recently after officers said she punched an officer and caused a disturbance at a Vero Beach IHOP.
The woman was charged with several crimes including battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and trespassing after “acting irate” toward the restaurant’s other customers, according to a Vero Beach Police Department officials.
An employee at the IHOP told an officer the woman walked into the restaurant around 3 a.m. and yelled at several customers. The employee said that they wanted the police to remove her from the property. After an officer confronted her and asked what happened, she refused to answer. A trespass warning was then issued and she was told that if she returned, she would be arrested.
Shortly after, she walked back inside the restaurant and officers told her she was trespassing The woman “became irate” and allegedly punched the officer on the arm with her fist.
The woman pulled away as officers tried to handcuff, and she “began to shove” an officer. Officers violently took her to the ground and held her face to the floor, cutting her chin before taking her to Jail.
The woman was released on a $4,500 bond, according to jail records.
Crimes against the police carry severe penalties. If she were to get convicted, it would certainly be a life-altering event for her. Fortunately, there is hope for her. A strong defense can overcome accusations of violent crime, even when made by law enforcement officers.
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Violent crime cases can be very complicated, and the stakes are high. That is why it is important to reach out to an experienced local criminal defense lawyer. Attorney Michael Kessler can bring to bear his extensive experience and skills, in and out of court, to strive to get exaggerated charges dismissed or reduced. He also works to limit his clients’ exposure to harsh and unfair punishment.
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