Former Miami Hurricanes football star Mark Walton was arrested recently after police said an argument with a woman turned physical at a Miami parking garage.
The 21-year-old who now plays for the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals faces a charge of battery.
A spokeswoman for the Miami Police Department said Walton and the woman began arguing around 4:30 p.m. because Walton was blocking the entrance to the parking garage in the unit block of Southeast Fifth Street.
The woman attempted to record Walton using her mobile phone, but Walton grabbed the phone, causing a brief struggle as the woman tried to get it back.
Walton and the woman had minor scratches, according to reports.
Walton was released on bond the next morning.
A person can be charged with battery if they make actual physical contact with another individual with the intent to injure, provoke, or insult that person. Simple battery is a first-degree misdemeanor with penalties of up to one year in jail or 12 months probation, and a $1,000 fine.If you or a loved one faces arrest or prosecution on charges of battery, it is important to contact our Miami Criminal Defense Attorneys at Whittel & Melton as soon as possible. We are zealous legal advocates that understand how the prosecution works and will attack their points to achieve the best possible resolution for our clients.
Battery charges often boil down to the reliability of any witnesses. In many cases, it turns out the accused was merely defending themself after someone else started a fight. We will immediately investigate the police reports, witness statements and evidence to identify the flaws in the prosecution’s case. We know that many good people face unfair accusations, which is why we are here to help. To discuss your case in a free and confidential consultation, please call us today at 561-367-8777 or contact us online.