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Chad Johnson Sentenced to One-Year on Probation for Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious crime and comes with consequences. Often a husband with an anger problem or a child with a temper can be accused of domestic violence. Most people forget that they are committing a serious offense when they harm a person in their family. In fact, you may assume that as long as your crime does not move past the walls of your home, you are safe to do what you want. But your children, spouse, and other relatives who live in your home are people too, and have the right to call 9-1-1 and report any wrongdoing. Even the most loyal of family members may file a police report if they feel threatened or are worried about the safety of others in the household.

Chad Johnson probably had no idea of the nightmare that awaited him when he hit his former wife, Evelyn Lozada on a night when he was frustrated. The LA Times write that he struck the actress by head-butting her. The injury caused her head to bleed. She called 9-1-1, and Chad was arrested at their home for domestic violence. After numerous court appointments, Chad Johnson has been sentenced to one year on probation and a mandatory counseling course. Johnson is a former NFL player married his now-ex-wife on July 4 th. He pleaded no-contest to his crime, and was given one year on probation as a result. Lozada promptly filed for divorce after the incident, and the marriage was officially dissolved earlier this week.

Lozada says that she couldn't bear the shame after the incident became a headline in various magazines and newspapers. Johnson was cut by the Miami Dolphins shortly after the incident, and will have to pay Lozada restitution. If you have been accused of domestic violence like Johnson, it is imperative that you have a professional and convincing lawyer on your side. Without an attorney to help, you may find yourself lost and lacking defense. Talk to someone at The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry today to get help in your domestic violence case!