It looks like Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan will be able to avoid going to trial for his alleged assault of an Ohio State fan.
Avoiding Assault Trial
Lewan’s lawyer says he is expecting to reach a deal with prosecutors that would allow the former Michigan offensive tackle to avoid trial in his Michigan assault case. During the recent preliminary hearing, both sides asked a judge to cancel the up-coming trial. According to defense attorney John Shea, both sides made the request “in anticipation of a resolution of the case to be placed on the record next Thursday.”
Lewan was accused of punching a fan from Ohio State after the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines last season. Lewan contends he was just breaking up a fight, and was not directly involved in the dispute. He was charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery.
Assault Injuries and Accusations
Since injuries are not required for an assault charge to be made, false accusations can be made and based solely on what people allege happen. These false allegations can sometimes result in false convictions. Because of this, it’s important that you contact an assault defense lawyer if you have been falsely accused of assaulting another person. Charges of assault can carry heavy jail time as well as costly fees. Working with a lawyer can help lower jail time sentences and fines.
Source: The Detroit News, Former UM star Lewan expected to avoid assault trial, October 23, 2014
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