Jordon Hill, a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers will not be able to play in the playoffs because of a felony assault charge that is hanging over his head. His girlfriend, 28-year-old D.L. accused him of choking her on February 29th in Houston, Texas. The couple had been together for two years when these allegations were made and he was formally charged in March. Even though he now resides in California, he will be facing charges in Texas as that is where the offense took place. He could be facing a felony of the third degree for his actions and it remains to be seen what the outcome of this case will be.
The penalties for criminal offenses vary based on what state the crime was committed in. In Texas, Jordan Hill could be facing anywhere from two to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. In California, the aggravating circumstances of assault will change the charges that are brought. Under the California Penal Code, Section 240-248, assault is the attempt to violently injury another person. He could be fined up to $1,000 and put in county jail for up to six months. Section 243 of the Penal Code gives information regarding domestic battery, which could be on any member of the family or intimate partner.
Whatever the case, any charges of assault or domestic violence should be taken very seriously. A Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from our team at Martinian & Associates has a vast amount of experience in these types of case and could help you if you are facing these types of charges. Even if you believe your case to be too serious, please do not give up without first contacting a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from our team of professionals.