‘Professional basketball player, Matt Barnes was lucky to get a plea deal. The Los Angeles Clipper’s star felony had been rejected by the D.A. He has scored himself a huge victory, as prosecutors have in fact agreed that the case was nothing more than a low-level misdemeanor, this is what TMZ has learned.
Take a look back Barnes had been arrested by a Manhattan Beach Restaurant in California sometime late July, while he had been dining with his wife, “Basketball Wives” star Gloria Govan.
What had happened was he had been wait for by a cop for two hours, as he drove away from the restaurant he had been placed him under arrest for driving with a suspended license. Allegedly what happen is when the cop try to cuff Barnes, he handed the keys to his wife, as the officer grabbed him he pulled away, he was arrested for resisting arrest.
However the D.A. did not see it that way. Barnes pled no contest to interference with the duties of a police officer — a misdemeanor. Barnes lawyer Blair Berk had appeared in court on behalf of him, and he received a one hundred dollar fine, thirty hours of community service, thirteen sessions with a counselor and he was placed on informal probation for twenty four months.
The charge of driving with a suspended license was dismissed after Barnes proved he had a valid license. He pled no contest to a much lesser offense — driving while not in possession of a license. For that Barnes got a one hundred dollar fine and was placed on twelve months informal probation.