Nick Carter was charged with Misdemeanor battery when he punched a bouncer at a bar in Florida. Carter was with a friend and went to a bar in Key West and a bartender refused to serve them because they were apparently very intoxicated. They were asked to leave when Carter became angry and punched the bouncer on his way out of the bar. Both Carter and his friend were arrested and taken to jail. His bail was set at $1500. Carter is famous as being part of the boy band the Backstreet Boys and was also on Dancing with the Stars.
If Carter struck the bouncer in Minnesota, he would have likely been charged with misdemeanor assault. Misdemeanor assault is when an individual intentionally inflicts or attempts to inflict injury; or by an act intended to cause fear of imminent injury or death. If convicted of misdemeanor assault, it is possible you may have to serve jail time and that the conviction would be in your criminal record. The highest penalty for misdemeanor assault is up to 90 days of jail and/or $1000. If you have been charged with misdemeanor assault as a result of an altercation, contact Keller Law Offices to discuss your case.
In Minnesota there are five degrees of assault. First-degree assault is the most serious and is a felony. First degree assault carries up to 20 years in prisons and up to $30,000 in fines. Fourth and third degree assault are also both felonies. Fourt Degree is considered a gross misdemeanor in Minnesota, which carries up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $3,000. Fifth degree assault is the least serious of the five and is a misdemeanor. Contact a Minnesota defense lawyer to discuss the classifications and degrees of assault. An assault defense attorney can discuss possible defenses to the charges.
Max Keller is a criminal lawyer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been a criminal lawyer in Minneapolis for many years and has handled cases similar to Nicke Carter’s case. A criminal lawyer in Minneapolis will be able to negotiate the prosecutor’s offer or fight your case at trial. Contact Keller Law Offices for a free consultation. Max Keller is an experienced criminal lawyer in Minneapolis. Call 952-913-1421. Please visit the firm’s website at www.kellerlawoffices.com. If charged with any degree of assault, you will need an aggressive defense attorney on your side. The attorneys at Keller Law Offices are non judgmental and take all of their cases seriously and treat them with the most importance.