New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2017 – The New York Post has revealed that the girlfriend of Miami Dolphins star Jarvis Landry has recanted her domestic violence accusations. On the night of April 1, police received a call regarding an incident between Landry and Estrella Cerqueira, while their four-month-old child was in the car. At first, Cerqueira informed police that Landry had committed battery against her.
However, she subsequently said they only had a verbal dispute. As a result, the Broward County State Attorney’s office chose not to file charges. The incident was caught on surveillance video, which revealed a disagreement that appeared to be more physical than the parties had previously stated. It seems as though Landry pushed her into the vehicle, after which he reached into the vehicle.
The New York criminal defense attorneys at Brill Legal Group say, “An allegation of domestic violence can have very damaging consequences for the accused.” “It can cause the defendant to spend time in prison, and it may help prevent them from obtaining employment.”
According to Landry’s rep, the contact was incidental, and police said Landry did not slap Cerqueira, but was attempting to wrest a cellphone from her. The NFL conducted an investigation into the allegations against Landry, but chose not to suspend him. Assistant state attorney Stefanie Newman stated that the victim said the defendant did not intend to make contact with her or hit her, but did so by accident.
NFL investigators determined that there was insufficient evidence to conclude that Landry acted in violation of the league’s policy of personal conduct. The NFL informed Landry that the investigation is closed and that it will not take action against him for the alleged domestic violence incident to which there were no witnesses.
With the help of a publicist, Cerqueira issued a statement in early August that she had a verbal dispute with Landry in March, and that someone called police, but she did not make the call. She also said there were no criminal charges, and that she did not suffer any physical harm.
For individuals charged with domestic violence, call the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Brill Legal Group. They will endeavor to have the charges dismissed, enter into plea negotiations, and when needed, defend against charges at trial.
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