#GeorgeZimmerman has been booked into the Seminole County Jail after his arrest in Apopka, Florida on Monday, November 18th. Attached is his mugshot and details about the possible penalties.
Zimmerman was charged November 18th with aggravated assault, domestic violence battery and criminal mischief, after an incident at his girlfriend’s home, according Dennis Lemma, chief deputy with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
Zimmerman will have a bail hearing most likely Tuesday, but no later than Wednesday; we have no idea what the judge will set the bail at, but we encourage Seminole County to offer a reasonable, affordable bail — whether we like Zimmerman or not.
We’re still not aware as to the exact nature of the charges, but aggravated assault is the serious charge, a felony that could potentially land him in prison for multiple years.
The crime of Aggravated Assault is defined as:
1- An intentional and unlawful threat – by word or act – to commit violence against another person;
2- With the apparent ability to carry through with the threat at the time it was made;
3- And the threat created a genuine fear in the intended victim that the violence was imminent; and
4- The accused made the threat:
– With a Deadly Weapon, or
– In the commission of a Felony.
Aggravated Assault is classified as a Third Degree Felony and assigned a Level 6 offense severity ranking under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code.
If convicted of Aggravated Assault, a judge can impose any combination of the following penalties:
– Up to five (5) years in prison.
– Up to five (5) years of probation.
– Up to $5,000 in fines.
– If there was a firearm involved, there is a 3 year mandatory minimum sentence.
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