Featured Case #22
John was attacked on the doorstep of his family home in Jacksonville, Florida, with his children and wife inside, by a drug addict. His wife came outside with a gun, thinking he might be killed. The gun was not fired, but after a struggle for the gun, John got hold of it and struck a blow, causing the addict to run off. John was protecting himself and his family. He had no criminal record, and was a good family man.
He was arrested and charged with aggravated battery. After declining a three year plea bargain, he was found guilty by a jury on October 10th, 2013, and was given the statutory 10 year minimum sentence on 2nd December 2013.