Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather was sentenced to three months in jail after striking a plea bargain with prosecutors last month. Mayweather was arrested for domestic abuse in September of 2010 after his ex-girlfriend accused the boxer of hitting her several times in the head with his fists and threatening to kill her in front of their children. Mayweather was initially charged with felony domestic violence, but as part of his plea bargain he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of misdemeanor domestic violence, as well pleading no contest to two additional charges of misdemeanor harassment. The judge in the case sentenced Mayweather to six months in jail, though three months of the sentence were suspended. The boxer was also given credit for three days he had already served. Mayweather was also sentenced to 100 hours of community service, ordered to complete a 12-month domestic violence program, and finde $2,500. He was given until January 6th to turn himself in to begin serving his sentence.
If you are facing criminal charges from a domestic incident, you need a skilled and aggressive Los Angeles Domestic Violence Defense Attorney immediately. Domestic violence does not just occur between married couples, but can include people who are no longer romantically involved, people who are dating, or people who share custody of a child but are not married or dating. Your attorney also knows that in cases where there is evidence of domestic abuse, physical or not, local law enforcement agents do not need the supposed victim to press charges in order to arrest you. Law enforcement agents can legally charge you with domestic violence even if the victim does not want to or is not cooperating with the investigation. An experienced attorney knows, though, that many domestic incidents can be difficult to prove because they tend to happen in private places and without many witnesses.
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