Former Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, is back in the news. And not for a good reason.
A Florida judge has issued a warrant for his arrest on charges that he violated several terms of his domestic violence probation. Court officials allege that he failed to meet with probation officers and also failed to complete a “Batterers Intervention Program.”
Johnson was placed on probation after his wife alleged, according to police reports, that he head butted her during a an argument in August after she found a receipt for condoms in the couple’s car.
Johnson pleaded no contest to domestic battery and was placed on probation by a Broward County, Florida judge.
Johnson has a previous conviction for domestic violence. Had the new allegations occurred in Ohio, Johnson likely would have faced a felony, rather than a misdemeanor charge. Mike Allen discussed the case on WLW700 shortly after the incident.
Individuals facing domestic violence charges should contact a defense attorney with significant experience in this area. Domestic violence charges, more than many other criminal allegations, create pressure for families and a stigma that comes with being accused, and convicted, of domestic violence. An experienced attorney can try to utilize every legal resource at his disposal in an effort to resolve the case in a way that benefits the client.