Police issue an arrest warrant against WR Antonio Brown: What is he accused of?
Florida authorities have issued a warrant of arrest against former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown on charges of domestic violence.
Is Antonio Brown going to prison?
On Thursday morning, Dec. 1, authorities in Tampa, Florida issued an arrest warrant for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown.
The active arrest warrant issued by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office indicates that the crime occurred on Nov. 28. Brown is being sought for arrest on the charge of intentional battery against another person, which is classified as a misdemeanor.
Although the identity of the victim has not been released, unofficial reports suggest that it was an incident of domestic violence against his ex-partner.
It is worth mentioning that the athlete does not have a bond option in the warrant. Authorities also filed a risk protection order against Brown to prevent him from possessing firearms or ammunition. However, a judge denied this request.
Arrest warrant against Antonio Brown: Will he go to prison?
According to the firm Hussein and Webber based in Orlando, in the state, “the penalties may include up to one year in prison, or a probationary sentence not to exceed one year. Unlike other misdemeanors, prosecutors in Florida frequently seek jail sentences or probation sentences, including for first-time assault offenders”.
If convicted, Brown could face a year in prison or, failing that, twelve months probation, plus a $1,000 fine.
This is not the first time that Brown has found himself in trouble with the authorities, as the former receiver has several criminal records, including charges of sexual assault, felony theft of a vehicle, misdemeanor assault, and misdemeanor criminal mischief.