Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mel Gibson Strikes Plea Deal -- NO JAIL TIME

Mel Gibson has struck an agreement with prosecutors and has made a plea deal in his potential criminal case, and Mel will not get jail time. Mel will appear in court Friday and will plead no contest to simple battery, a lesser charge than corporal injury on a spouse. 

Mel had been stressed out, ( well he should be!) over the impending criminal charge related to the January 6, 2010 fight with Oksana Grigorieva, he was worried that a prolonged court fight would be a strain on his family, particularly his children. Mel believed he could win the case, but to avoid the drama, he struck the deal to protect his kids...(hmmmm...)

Mel's lawyer, Blair Berk, released the following statement, "I know from almost 20 years as a criminal defense lawyer that sometimes justice can come for a client at too high a personal price.  That is particularly so for Mel, whose right to due process can only be exercised in this case with an enormous media circus attached."

Berk goes on, "Mel's priority throughout all of this has been that the best interests of his young daughter Lucia and the rest of his children be put first in any decisions made.  It is with only that in mind that he asked me to approach the District Attorney with a proposal that would bring all of this to an immediate end."

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