Domestic violence arrest for AGT Finalist
Domestic violence arrest for AGT Finalist
Michael Ketterer, a finalist on “America’s Got Talent” will not face felony domestic violence charges following his arrest last week. Instead, Ketterer will take part in a diversion program designed to eliminate future domestic assault incidents. Police arrested Ketterer after he argued with his wife. Ketterer said the encounter with his wife was a “misunderstanding.”

Ketterer placed fifth among contestants on the most recent season of “America’s Got Talent” for his singing abilities. He had initially planned to participate in a Garth Brooks concert, but agreed to drop that engagement following his arrest.

The diversion program enables participants to come to the City Attorney’s Office to recount the details of the incident. Participants also receive advice on avoiding future conflicts. The City Attorney’s Office reserves the right to file criminal charges for a year following completion of the program. Participants can usually avoid charges if they successfully complete the program’s terms.

Police arrested Ketterer just one day after the AGT season finale. According to police, they responded to a domestic violence call at a Los Angeles hotel. When they arrived, they noted a red mark on Ketterer’s wife. His wife said at the time of the arrest that she did not want to pursue charges. The couple, who are from Knoxville, have one biological daughter and five adopted sons.

Los Angeles domestic violence lawyer


When you face domestic assault charges, or you’ve been arrested for a domestic assault, hire an experienced domestic violence lawyer. Robert Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes domestic assault cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.

Domestic assault allegations can be devastating for both you and your family. In many cases, a simple argument spins out of control and the police respond. Many spouses or partners don’t want to press charges, but police must often arrest one party to reduce tensions. Rely on an experienced lawyer to help you navigate California’s domestic assault laws.

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 domestic violence case.

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