Jacksonville SWAT Dispatched On Domestic Battery Call

Jacksonville’s citizens can sometimes be very dramatic and sometimes very violent when they are dramatic. For many, violence against friends and family members will bring about the consequence of a criminal case being brought against them. If one has been in a similar situation, one should obtain an experienced attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure one’s rights are protected.

According to the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Police sent SWAT units to a West Beaver Street residence. The SWAT responded to this domestic violence call because, according to Spokesman Shannon Hartley, a man involved had a gun. The complainant later said that she heard gunshots, but was not sure if they came from the man. The man was still in the home, and police blocked off and the home and the surrounding streets. westside-swat.jpg

Jacksonville assault crimes typically involve an action on the part of the accused that is unreasonable given the circumstances, but acceptable in the mind of the accused at the time. Unfortunately for the accused, in such instances, the legal system does not agree. However, the mental state of the accused is an avenue that can be used to either lessen one’s amount of time one would serve, or not serve any time at all.

Many times in Jacksonville, people are victimized in the relationships that participate in, and retaliate with force to make the victimization stop. Unfortunately for many accused individuals within the legal system, the reality of home life is more than one could take and because one reacted in the manner in which they thought adequately protected themselves from harm, the consequence one faces is an even worse harm than the harm one was trying to escape from.

Many times in family related crimes such as a domestic battery charge or, in this case, multiple aggravated assault charges, the accused is caught in a battle of words, as typically there is not enough evidence to show who started the altercation and how the altercation finished, as many of these crimes, like in this case, happen in private homes. This lack of sure truth about the events of criminal act many times will subject the accused to an even tougher and sometimes longer time in the legal system.

For many accused of an assault crime such as this, the accused has had a problem in the past with controlling their anger. For many, anger control can be fixed with the right amount of therapy and counseling. Many times, counseling may be the best avenue of relief for someone in a situation like this.

When one is up against the wall in legal battles attempting to salvage what freedom one has left, one should not waste time thinking about the possible outcomes. One in a situation like this should immediately obtain an experienced Jacksonville aggravated assault crimes defense attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure one’s rights and defenses are known and protected. One should not waste time when the solution to one’s predicament is out there waiting.


The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for years and is here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one requires a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.

Additional Source:
Jacksonville SWAT, domestic battery call ends with arrest; Beaver Street reopens
, Clifford Davis, The Florida Times-Union