Criminal Defense Attorney Keeps Ray Rice out of Jail In spite of NFL Suspension

Ray Rice, an NFL player, was charged with felony aggravated assault. He attacked his then-fiancé in an elevator. He brutally punched her as the entire encounter was caught on hotel video cameras. Janay Rice has stood by Rice and the couple is now married. The Baltimore Ravens released him once the video was made public. Then the NFL suspended him indefinitely. Rice is not looking at any jail time for the incident because he entered into a diversion program. If he completes the one-year program, he will not be convicted of assault. Only the arrest will stay on his record. He had no prior criminal history. Rice publicly apologized for the incident but failed to publicly apologize to the victim, his now-wife, Janay Rice. She has been heavily scrutinized for staying with her husband.

The hotel elevator video showed Rice knocking her unconscious at Revel Casino in Atlantic City. Both of them were arrested on February 15, 2014 and were both released together. He was indicted on an aggravated assault charge. They got married the next day. The case and the video have now gone viral. There is public outcry about the disposition in his case and many discussions surrounding domestic violence. Rice’s criminal defense attorney helped him avoid jail time. His criminal defense attorney also helped him enter into a diversion program, which helped the felony domestic assault charge from going on his record.

It is important to hire a criminal defense attorney to ensure you get the best outcome possible. Although Ray Rice’s case was controversial, his criminal defense attorney got him a good deal. Contact Keller Law Offices if you have been charged with felony domestic assault. Domestic Assault charges are very serious in Minnesota. Call 952-913-1421 today. Max Keller is a criminal defense attorney and practices throughout Minnesota. He has handled many domestic assault cases and is an aggressive attorney.

He has won jury trial cases in misdemeanor and felony cases and in DWI’s and non-DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. He is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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