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Uber Driver Attacked in Midtown Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

An Uber driver called police after he was attacked on the corner of 14th and Howell Mill by a barefoot woman in a bikini top.

The woman has been identified as Tasheena Campbell. She alleged approached him and started yelling at the driver. She then sat on top of the hood of his car and used her feet to pry off the windshield wipers.
Then she attempted to get behind the wheel of his car, and that was when the driver intervened. Campbell then proceeded to swing violently at him and eventually bit him in the side on his ribcage.

She has been arrested on battery charges and criminal trespass in Georgia.

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the laws behind both battery and aggravated battery in today's post.

Battery and Aggravated Battery in Georgia

To best understand the offense of aggravated battery, it is necessary to look at the law behind battery first. Battery in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law in O.C.G.A. §16-5-23 as:

A person commits the offense of battery when he or she intentionally causes substantial physical harm or visible bodily harm to another.

Visible bodily harm means bodily harm capable of being perceived by a person other than the victim and may include, but is not limited to, substantially blackened eyes, substantially swollen lips or other facial or body parts, or substantial bruises to body parts.

Battery is classified as a misdemeanor offense. A battery conviction can result in up to 12 months in jail and $1,000 in fines.

Aggravated battery in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law in O.C.G.A. §16-5-24 as:

A person commits the offense of aggravated battery when he or she maliciously causes bodily harm to another by depriving him or her of a member of his or her body, by rendering a member of his or her body useless, or by seriously disfiguring his or her body or a member thereof.

Aggravated battery is classified as a felony. An aggravated battery conviction can result in up to 20 years in prison.

Practice Note

Acts of violence or anger are taken very seriously in the state of Georgia. If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney today.

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Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense and Criminal Defense. As a former Prosecutor he knows both sides of your case. Put his experience to work for you. In DUI cases, you only have 30 days to protect your right to drive. Call now for immediate attention. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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