Former Detroit Lions’ wide receiver Titus Young was arrested last month in Los Angeles in connection with an assault. He has been charged with felony battery with serious bodily injury. If convicted, Young could spend as many as four years in prison.
Assault follows previous conviction
Young was arrested three times within a week after being cut by the Detroit Lions in 2013. In those incidents, he was charged with felony burglary and assault, along with 7 additional misdemeanors. He also assaulted his former criminal defense attorney, breaking his nose. In addition, he was accused of assaulting five different people in 2014.
He was given a suspended sentence of five years in state prison in exchange for the successful completion of five years of probation and of a one-year, inpatient rehabilitation program. He is expected to be charged with a violation of the terms of his probation. If convicted, he faces the possibility of serving the five-year prison sentence from his previous assault conviction.
If you’ve been accused of assault, or you are facing additional penalties because you have a suspended sentence from a previous conviction, you need the assistance of an experienced, competent and aggressive criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend.
Robert Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in Los Angeles County courts and courts throughout Southern California. He practices criminal defense exclusively, so his practice is focused on providing highly effective defense. He is known among his clients, peers and prosecutors as a diligent, tough defense attorney and has built an impressive history of successful criminal defense, even for those clients who were facing the most serious felony charges. If you or someone you know is facing assault charges or criminal charges of any kind, choosing a criminal defense attorney with exceptional experience is the strategy most likely to succeed.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County assault case.
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