No Jail for Beating a Snitch and Tossing Him Into a Lake


CC: s.266 – Assault


My client, who had recently been released from prison, and his friend, approached an individual and accused him of being a rat. They taunted and threatened him and dragged him toward a dock. When he resisted, they kicked him in the ribs and then grabbed him by the arms and legs and carried him to the end of a dock and threw him off the edge, into the lake.


My client received a fine of $500. No jail.