The Chris Brown and Rihanna case is typical of domestic battery cases in Jacksonville. Chris Brown and Rihanna are famous singers and are together romantically. Brown is accused of hitting her several times and there are photos of the injury. Rihanna originally cooperated with police, but reportedly now refuses. Brown is facing felony battery charges.
With domestic battery charges in Jacksonville, the state attorney has to prove that the defendant intentionally touched someone against their will or intentionally hurt someone. The alleged victim in the battery case in Jacksonville is very important to the prosecutor’s case because they are usually the only witness.
The police report what the alleged victim told them, but the victim sometimes will say they never told the police that information or will change their story completely. If the alleged victim is unavailable, that also makes the case harder to prove.