Tyson DUI Case
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was given an August 20th trial date earlier today on charges of driving under the influence as well as charges of drug possession as well.
For those who aren’t aware of what is going on, Tyson was originally arrested on December 29th of last year. He was pulled over by police after leaving a nightclub and an officer proceeded to find bags and cigarette packs of cocaine on Tyson. Tyson also pleaded not guilty on January 22nd.
Tyson’s lawyer, Richard Schonfeld, stated that Tyson was released from a California rehabilitation facility earlier this week and that he has been sober for 72 straight days.
Just like we reported with our earlier reports on the Tyson DUI case, Mesa, Arizona County Attorney Andrew Thomas is continuing to say that prosecutors will pursue prison time for Tyson as they feel that he has run out of second chances. If convicted on all charges, Tyson could face up to 7 years in jail…
Thursday, February 08, 2007
David Chesnoff, one of Mike Tyson’s lawyers, stated yesterday that their client has checked himself into a rehab program that will help him deal with various addictions while he awaits his upcoming trial…
“He needed to get involved in something that would help him with his addiction,” said David Chesnoff of Las Vegas. Chesnoff wouldn’t describe Tyson’s addictions, but police said the boxer told officers that he used cocaine frequently.
We semi-reported this last month but should have definitely made a post on it. No word on whether or not Lindsay Lohan is still at the same facility.
Tyson checked himself into a rehab facility directly after pleading not guilty. The pre-trial hearing has been set for February 26th. His lawyer stated that he may or may not be at the hearing, dependent on whether or not the rehab facility will allow him to attend.
This seems a little odd to me considering that I’ve read the facility Lohan was at allowed patients to check themselves in and out at any time. How about just coming out and saying that we aren’t going to see Mike until the trial?
Monday, January 22, 2007
Mike Tyson pleaded not guilty earlier today to DUI and drug possession charges.
Tyson didn’t speak very much at the hearing, mostly standing still with his arms crossed while his attorney did the rest of the work. He also declined to speak with reporters as he was leaving the courthouse.
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of drug possession and driving under the influence of drugs.
David Chesnoff, one of Tyson’s lawyers has said that Tyson is seeking help for his drug problems and is going to do whatever it takes to stay out o fprison.
“Drug addiction is a victimless crime,” Chesnoff said. “We believe this is the kind of crime where you shouldn’t go to prison.”
Maricopa County attorney Andrew Thomas has already said that he is going to pursue jail time for Tyson. As we already reported before, Tyson could be sentenced up to 7 1/2 years in prison if he is convicted of all charges.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Mike Tyson was indicted Friday afternoon on charges of drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession, and DUI.
If Tyson is convicted of all charges, he could face a maximum of 7 1/2 years in prison.
For anyone that hasn’t heard about this already - Tyson was pulled over by police on December 29th and they found multiple bags of cocaine on Tyson and in his car. They also determined that Tyson was on the drugs while he was driving as well.
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is planning on seeking the most severe punishment allowed for Tyson. Showing no mercy here people…
“Tyson endangered the public and himself and must be held accountable for his actions,” Thomas said. “It’s my hope that a conviction and prison time will help him to break his addictions and learn to comply with the law.”