23-year-old Branden Dawson, an NBA rookie and a player for the Los Angeles Clippers, was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department in the morning of March 13 after being charged with felony spousal abuse. According to a news report by the Los Angeles Times and the Daily Mail, Dawson was allegedly involved in an argument with two women, one of which was his live-in girlfriend, at his house in Playa Vista. The confrontation apparently led to violence, and one of the women stated that the athlete pushed her.
He was jailed with a posted bail of $50,000, but was eventually released that afternoon. If convicted, according to the reports, Dawson will be facing a ten-game ban and possible counseling, as per the NBA’s bargaining agreement. His first hearing is set to happen on April 7.
A person who is charged of a serious accusation like domestic violence may face a lifetime of professional and personal ruin. If you are in Westchester and you have been accused of domestic abuse, please seek the help of our criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C.. Call our office today at (914) 772-3166.