Report: Miles Bridges Strikes Deal With Prosecutors In Domestic Violence Case, Sentenced To Three-Years Probation
Charlotte Hornets restricted free agent Miles Bridges has avoided facing any jail time after striking a deal with prosecutors. Bridges pleaded no contest to his three felony domestic violence charges on Thursday. As a result, two of the felony charges were dropped against Bridges and the player is now on a three-year probation period. The no contest plea was entered in L.A Superior Court.
A no-contest plea means that the defendant is accepting the conviction without actually admitting wrongdoing to the criminal charges. During his probation period, Bridges will be required to complete a year’s worth of domestic violence classes, a year of parenting classes, take weekly drug tests (with marijuana only permitted with a prescription) and complete 100 hours of community service. Additionally, Bridges was issued $800 in fines and prohibited from owning any type of firearm, ammunition or any other type of dangerous weapon. The player is also banned from any type of contact with his ex-girlfriend.
Any visitation or exchange of children must be done peacefully and through a neutral third party, according to reports. The D.A’s office issued a statement on the ruling of Bridges, stating they are satisfied with the results of the case.
“We believe this resolution was the best avenue to hold Mr. Bridges accountable for his conduct. We also understand through the victim’s representatives that the victim wanted an expedited resolution of the case. The victim and her representatives were consulted about the proposed resolution and agreed with the outcome of the case.”
The forward’s domestic case stems from a situation back in May. Bridges was arrested allegedly assaulting his now ex-girlfriend while in front of their two children. The L.A County District Attorney George Gascon moved to file three felony charges against the NBA player. Bridges initially pleaded not guilty to the charges during his arraignment in July. If convicted of all three charges, Bridges could have faced a maximum sentence of 11-years & eight months.
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