Two women, allegedly upset about their service at a local fast food joint are now facing aggravated assault charges for taking their frustrations out on a restaurant worker. We’ve all been frustrated with service before but these two women took customer frustration to a whole new level, making national headlines with their alleged acts.
According to CBS, the two women had ordered at the drive-thru window of a Daytona Beach Wendy’s and were unhappy with their order. At the window they are said to have verbally assaulted the employee and then entered the establishment when they still weren’t satisfied.
Once inside, the duo reportedly confronted the drive-thru staff member and one chased him around the store with a pink taser. The other suspect cheered her on. The women left when a manager threatened to call police.
Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a serious criminal charge. If convicted of such a charge, the women could be looking at 5 years in prison. More than likely, however, they will make a plea agreement with the prosecution.
Typically, with criminal charges, a prosecutor will file the most serious applicable charges available. Then, depending on the defendant’s criminal history and the facts of the offense, they will sit down with the defendant and attorney to potentially work out a plea agreement.
This saves the prosecutor the hassle of a trial and also gives the defendant a lighter sentence that originally expected.
While most criminal cases end in a plea agreement, the decision to accept such an agreement is a serious one and not one that should be made without defense attorney input.
If you are facing charges like assault or even possession of a controlled substance, I can help you. Contact me today to discuss your case and more about plea agreements. We can talk about the potential outcome of your criminal charges and what can be done to work out a favorable deal with the prosecution.