The famous actor who has won numerous awards and appeared in a multitude of blockbuster hits is currently wanted by the New Orleans Police department. An arrest warrant was issued for Gooding’s arrest following an alleged altercation with a bartender in the early morning hours of Tuesday morning. He is wanted for a misdemeanor battery charge.
In Florida a misdemeanor battery charge could land you in jail for up to a year and/or fines not exceeding $1,000. This could be a harsh penalty for an incident that was induced by too much drinking and a bad judgment call. In this case, Gooding arrived at the bar with a couple of friends around 3 am. Already the timeframe alone would lead one to presume alcohol was involved. Then Gooding got upset when some patrons recognized him and wanted pictures. The bartender (a female) tired to diffuse the situation, but was allegedly shoved out of the way. Another employee called the police and on Gooding’s way out he allegedly pushed the bartender again.
The penalties for a drunken altercation like the situation Cuba Gooding Jr. is in could be severe if not represented by a Jacksonville Criminal Attorney. A Jacksonville Criminal Attorney can evaluate your case, negotiate with the State, and fight for the best possible outcome in your case. So, if you are facing a Florida Criminal Offense call a Jacksonville Criminal Attorney today. That call could prove to be invaluable in your case.