Authorities in Tampa, FL dropped domestic violence charges against former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster. The 49ers dropped Foster just one day after news of his arrest surfaced.
Foster planned to appear in court on the misdemeanor charges on January 3, but instead, prosecutors dropped the charges. The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred two days after Thanksgiving. Foster and his girlfriend were in Tampa for the 49ers-Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ game. According to initial reports, Foster struck his girlfriend at the team’s hotel, and knocked a phone from her hands.
The woman previously alleged that Foster assaulted her, then recanted her statements to authorities. She admitted that she lied when she accused Foster of the first assault in February 2018. At the time, she said that she was angry that Foster wanted to break up with her. Her first allegation led to felony assault and weapons charges against Foster. Authorities later dropped those charges when the woman changed her testimony.
The woman also admitted that she had spent time in jail for falsely accusing another man of domestic violence. The Washington Redskins claimed Foster off of waivers after the 49ers released him. Foster, who played college football at the University of Alabama, was the 49ers first-round draft pick in 2017.
Los Angeles domestic violence attorney
When you face charges of domestic assault, your first move should be to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He has defended thousands of Californians and takes domestic assault defense cases.
A lot goes into a domestic assault allegation. As in this case, things may not always be as they seem. An aggressive, experienced criminal defense attorney can help you navigate the criminal justice system.
Mr. Helfend’s first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. When this isn’t possible, he will work toward the best available outcome for your case.
Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney. 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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