Teen Gets House Arrest
Our founding attorney, Paul Molle, recently represented teenager Leon Balfour, 16, in court on Tuesday. He had surrendered himself to police the day before. The case began over the weekend.
On Saturday, Balfour and some of his friends were having an unauthorized social media pool party at the Player’s Club Townhomes in North Lauderdale. The plaintiff, Nancy James, is the 68-year-old board member of the neighborhood association who went down with her dogs to request the partiers turn down the music.
Balfour responded by grabbing James, lifting her up into the air, falling to the ground, and dragging her to the pool, tossing her in while the crowd cheered on. All of this was caught on a cellphone video. When Balfour’s mother saw the recording, she made her son turn himself in to law enforcement.
Attorney Molle defended Balfour in court by pointing this out, “His family is a good family. They believe in accountability, responsibility. When the incident came to light, she made every effort to cooperate.” Molle also pointed out Balfour is actually a good kid and a good student who made a bad decision.
The court ruled to place Balfour on house arrest for at least three weeks. He is only allowed to leave his home to go to school, church, and basketball-related activities. Nancy James isn’t happy with the verdict, but another court date is set for June, where Balfour will be charged with battery on a person 65 years of age or older.
Paul Molle established The Legal Justice Center in 1997. Since then, he has been helping countless clients in a variety of legal matters in both personal injury and criminal defense cases. The people who he has helped have described him as compassionate and ethical. To get a case started, contact us at (954) 290-6282, or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation today.