This crime will be classified as a crime of domestic violence because it occurred between a husband and wife.
The accused Corrections Officer bonded out of jail because both crimes are bondable offenses. Neither carries a life term so under Florida law, a monetary bond must be imposed.
Aggravated battery with a firearm is a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Attempted second-degree murder with a firearm is also a first-degree felony punishable by 30 years in prison. Both crimes are normally second-degree felonies however because a firearm is used, the crime is enhanced one degree.
Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney serving Miami-Dade and Broward.