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Another Michigan State basketball player faces criminal charges

Many people falsely believe that they could never be charged with a crime. However, the truth is, even if you are a doctor, lawyer or teacher, anyone can face criminal charges. Even people who have a law-abiding history can find themselves in deep waters. In recent news, a renowned NCAA basketball player will face allegations concerning an altercation at a party.

Specifically, former Michigan State basketball player Brandon Wood faces misdemeanor charges of assault, battery and trespassing to a residence. Many basketball fans may remember his talents. He ranked third on the team in scoring, assists and minutes.

Sources say that Wood had been attending a large gathering at a residence as a guest before an altercation began.

According to reports, the basketball player would not leave the residence when he was asked to. As a result, he assaulted a woman and verbally threatened her.

Supposedly, as Wood headed for a gated exit, he reached through the gate and slapped an 18-year-old girl in the face. This is the basis for the battery charge.

The man was subsequently arrested and eventually released on bond.

If convicted, the basketball player stands to face a lot of penalties. Furthermore, involvement in the criminal justice system could interfere with his basketball training. Sources say that the athlete hopes to train for the upcoming NBA draft.

For this reason, it will be very important that the former Michigan basketball player retain a knowledgeable criminal law attorney. After all, Wood has criminal justice protections that must be honored. If his case is handled properly, he can be back to training in no time.

Source: USA Today, "Ex-Michigan State player Brandon Wood faces legal trouble," April 30, 2012

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