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Ahman Green Rejects Plea Bargain (1 Viewer)

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PackerNews.com Article

Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green has rejected a deal with prosecutors and will go to trial next month to fight a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. “Mr. Green maintains his innocence and is prepared to proceed to trial,” Jackson Main, one of his lawyers, said Tuesday.Green, 29 , did not appear in Brown County Circuit Court. Tuesday’s hearing was a status conference with Circuit Court Judge Richard Dietz on a proposed continuance agreement. That deal said if Green stayed out of trouble for one year, completed violence counseling and performed 100 hours of community service, prosecutors would dismiss a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge pending since May 10. Green withdrew from the agreement late last year, Main said. A one-day trial is set for March 22.Green was arrested April 25 after an argument with his wife, Heather, at their Ledgeview home. Heather Green called 911 after her husband began slamming doors, punching pillows and yelling at her. Green took the phone away from his wife and hung it up, according to the criminal complaint. When 911 operators tried to re-establish contact, Green repeatedly hung up the phone. He was arrested and briefly jailed. He later filed for divorce, but the couple reconciled. On Dec. 22, he withdrew the divorce papers.Robert Janssen, who also represents Green, said his client wanted a trial date as soon as possible. “He wants to get this over with,” Janssen said. If convicted, Green could be fined $1,000 and face up to 90 days in jail.The continuance agreement, which would have held the case open for a year, had been crafted to avoid potential sanctions from the National Football League.
If the deal would have avoided NFL sanctions, and his record would have been cleared after a year, he rejected it because......... why? Maybe he thinks he's innocent? Or maybe the agreement was in force and he stopped complying?
 

Frank Black

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As an attorney with a background in both prosecution and defense, I believe it is likley that he is counting on his wife to state the evidence in such a way that he would be acquitted at trial. The wife may have lapses in memory or may recharacterize certain facts in such a way that avoids prosecution for a false police report, but that is sufficient to result in an acquittal for her husband. It happens all the time. And trust me, the more time that goes by (and it has already been a considerable amount of time), the more credible her memory lapses become, if she - not her husband - is the one who says she is suffering memory lapses.

One other thing - Green always has the option of pleading guilty the day of trial, during the trial, or even after closing arguments, but before the verdict is rendered. However, if the DA is being hardcore about withdrawing the NFL-friendly terms of the plea offer, after Green's latest rejection, Green may lose incentive to later plead guilty.

 
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fatness

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Hey, thanks. It's nice having some perspective on this besides headlines and just guessing. :thumbup:

 

Bri

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If you search for the original time he was arrested, their was something real shady about it.

 

3nOut

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As an attorney with a background in both prosecution and defense, I believe it is likley that he is counting on his wife to state the evidence in such a way that he would be acquitted at trial. The wife may have lapses in memory or may recharacterize certain facts in such a way that avoids prosecution for a false police report, but that is sufficient to result in an acquittal for her husband. It happens all the time. And trust me, the more time that goes by (and it has already been a considerable amount of time), the more credible her memory lapses become, if she - not her husband - is the one who says she is suffering memory lapses.

One other thing - Green always has the option of pleading guilty the day of trial, during the trial, or even after closing arguments, but before the verdict is rendered. However, if the DA is being hardcore about withdrawing the NFL-friendly terms of the plea offer, after Green's latest rejection, Green may lose incentive to later plead guilty.
As a lawyer, maybe you can answer some questions about this.1. Why was this even brought to court? If they have reconciled, couldn't she just drop thecharges?

2. What would his sentence be if he is found guilty?

Also, with him being a free agent, I think he should have gone for the deal. I think many teams will shy away from him because this is lingering over his head. Who will want to sign him to a contract knowing he may have to face some sort of punishment?

 

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