Domestic Violence Defendant Gets Time to Review Plea Deal

DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee scheduled a status hearing for late-September to give defense attorney Craig Ricard time to discuss the prosecution’s plea offer with his client. 

The defendant is being held for possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault with the intent to kill while armed during the crime of violence. 

During the Sept. 6 hearing, Ricard asked for a protection order for the defendant, but Judge Lee denied the motion. 

Judge Lee asked for the client to be brought forth with an exact sentencing term before he can agree to sign an order of protection for the defendant. The prosecution was also asked to prepare all the witnesses and material before the next hearing. 

 The next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 26 to discuss the plea agreement.