In Gainesville, a Florida football player, Jacquez Rickerson, was arrested for Florida felony battery. The alleged victim is his girlfriend. Mr. Rickerson allegedly slapped her, choked her, and covered her face with a pillow. This occurred at his girlfriend’s apartment.
Felony battery is a very serious charge that may result in prison time. In Mr. Rickerson’s case, he has a lot to lose. Due to this battery arrest, he was kicked off of the football team. However, it does not stop there. A felony conviction can follow Mr. Rickerson for the rest of his life. It can result in him being removed from the university. Additionally, it will have an affect on his job opportunities, ability to obtain government student loans, and obtain any type of professional degree.
If you find yourself in a similar situation as Mr.
Rickerson, it is important to hire a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as possible. A