Two St. Johns County men were arrested last week in a road rage incident on I95 that ended in gun shots. Charles Butler and Doyle Jungkurth were arrested and charged in St. Johns County with aggravated battery and discharging a gun into an occupied car. Reports indicate that Butler shot his gun first and Jungkurth fired back. Both men later called St. Johns County police to report the other. They were both taken to St. Johns County Jail and each made a $7500.00 bond.
These arrests raise the question of self defense in Florida. If you feel that your life is legitimately threatened, you are allowed to use deadly force to protect yourself.
If you have been arrested in Jacksonville or anywhere in Northeast Florida for a battery, aggravated battery, manslaughter, or murder and have questions about self defense, call our Jacksonville Criminal Attorneys at (904) 634-0900. An experienced Jacksonville Lawyer will answer any questions you have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.