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Arrest of Britanny Jennings

Arrest of Britanny Jennings

The arrest of Britanny Jennings and Dexter Fletcher in Marshall County, Kentucky came about as a result of five months of police work into the abuse of an infant. This investigation began when local police authorities were informed by hospital staff of injuries received by an infant which appeared to be the result of a criminal assault, with Britanny Jennings and Dexter Fletcher being the individuals suspected as being responsible. 
 
 
The conclusions of the police investigation were brought to a Grand Jury assembled from the residents of Marshall County. As such, the arrests of Dexter Fletcher and Britanny Jennings, as initially sought by local police authorities, were called for by the Marshall County Grand Jury, which issued indictments against these individuals. Britanny Jennings and Dexter Fletcher were thus taken into custody on April 30, 2009, she being 19 at the time, and he being 21, and charged with the Class C felony of Criminal Abuse, 1st Degree.
 

What Happens During the Assault Charges Process?

What Happens During the Assault Charges Process?

After assault charges are pressed, one of two things can occur. First, an individual may agree to the charges. If this is the case, the individual will then have to pay for the damage done, as well as any necessary fines. After this person does so, the assault charges will remain on the individual’s personal record. 
If an individual refuses the charges of assault, the case will then go to court. A court case will take place and a judge will ultimately decide on the outcome of the case. If the individual is found guilty of assault, they will then be punished. 
Generally punishment for assault can range depending on the degree of assault, but can include: jail time, fines, and community service. Regardless of whether the assault charges end up at court, it is advisable to hire a lawyer to deal with the charges and to make certain the necessary and appropriate result occurs. 

Understanding Assault Discovery

Understanding Assault Discovery

An assault discovery occurs during the pre-trial phase of a lawsuit. Assault discovery allow for a lawyer to demand information from the opposing party. All information that is requested in an assault discovery must be granted to the courts in their full and complete form. If a person refuses to respond to the elements of an assault discovery the court looks at the refusal in a negative light. 
Assault discoveries provide information for the courts that seems to be lacking or hidden. Generally assault discoveries contain of a request of documents, medical examinations, a request of a person’s personal record, questions a person must answer verbally, and a list of written questions that an individual must respond to. Discoveries are used as a defense to understand and uncover further information that is important to a court case.