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Man charged with battery after altercation at Florida restaurant

Some people have bad days in which any little inconvenience could set them off. Unfortunately, if this happens and a person reacts aggressively, it is possible for criminal charges for assault or battery to result. These allegations can come with steep penalties if a conviction takes place, so an accused person may want to prepare accordingly.

One man in Florida may be exploring his preparation options after recently being arrested in a reportedly violent event. Apparently, the man was at a fast-food restaurant and wanted a straw. New law in the area now prohibits straws from being left in restaurant lobbies, and customers must instead request a straw. The man reportedly began yelling and moving toward the counter, and an employee informed him of the law.

Reportedly, the man then leaned over the counter and grabbed the employee by the front of her shirt, and she began punching him repeatedly in efforts to get him to let her go. The video shows other employees stepping in to stop the physical altercation. Authorities were apparently called to the scene, and the customer was taken into custody on two counts of simple battery for grabbing the woman and for kicking another worker in the stomach.

When situations escalate, a person could easily find him or herself facing a more difficult predicament. The man in this Florida case will undoubtedly want to determine what steps he could take in order to handle the charges for battery that have been brought against him. It may seem difficult, but with the right information, his case may proceed more smoothly.

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