When the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics on June 17th, 2010, the celebration of some of the fans got out of hand. A small group
chose to commit assault and arson, setting fire to a taxicab, smashing
windows, throwing objects at others fans as well as police officers, and
slashing tires. Two years, later, D.C. is facing an arraignment next month.
If convicted, he could be facing four years in state prison for felony
arson. The 22-year-old had been caught on camera lighting the taxi on
fire during the celebration. Investigators are also seeking five other
men who were on the same tape. By slowing down and freezing the footage,
they were able to decipher faces, clothing, and even tattoos.
Authorities have stated this type of behavior will not have tolerated.
When the Lakers won the championship the following year in 2011, there
were police ready to deal with the drunken and violent crowd. Their preparedness
prevented the same scenes from being repeated and they have stated that
they will do the same thing this year if the Lakers win again.
D.C. stated that he got caught up in the celebration that night. If you
were in the wrong place at the wrong time and need a strong representative
on your side, you should contact a member of our legal team as soon as
possible. Each Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from our firm is
dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been accused of crimes
and fight tirelessly to ensure that their charges are reduced or even
dropped. Whether you are completely innocent of all the charges against
you or know you have made a mistake, it is highly recommended that you
contact a Los Angeles criminal lawyer from our team.