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College Basketball Coach Facing Domestic Violence Charges

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: March 9, 2018
  • Category: Domestic Violence

Those facing charges of domestic violence in Mineola could find themselves having to deal with some very serious consequences (independent of the criminal penalties they may be facing). The mere idea that they are even associated with such an incident could put a permanent stain on their reputations. If one happens to work in a public position (or one that requires public trust), then the damage done to their reputation could reasonable jeopardize their careers. It is for this reason that a rush to judgment should be avoided at all costs when such allegations are being investigated.

A man in a very high-prolife position is currently facing such allegations. He is the head coach of the men’s basketball team for a college in California, and he was recently returning from a victory over a conference opponent when he was arrested by police. According to reports, the investigation into his conduct began when authorities responded to a call from a local hotel. The woman found at the scene had suffered non-life-threatening injuries that she claimed were inflicted by the coach. While the coach is married, it was not reported whether the woman involved was his wife. The university reported that it is conducting its own investigation into the matter.

The hope is that even with charges pending against them, defendants in domestic violence cases will be afforded the benefit of the doubt while their cases play out. Yet as employers and organizations may not necessarily be legally bound to wait out criminal investigations before taking their own disciplinary action. Thus, defendants in such cases are likely motivated to have them resolved quickly (and fairly). Those hoping for such a resolution may be wise to secure the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Source: New York Post “Cops arrest college hoops coach for domestic violence after game” Feb. 26, 2018

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