Ray McDonald, who was released in December of 2014 by the San Francisco 49ers, was arrested again for violating a restraining order. The former NFL Defensive player signed a free agent contract in March with the Chicago Bears. He was arrested in May for domestic violence and child endangerment. This led to McDonald’s release by the Bears who had been hopeful he could avoid the problems he experienced with the law while a member of the 49ers.
The lineman is currently being investigated for a possible sexual assault charge which took place this past December. He has said he will sue his accuser for defamation. The Bears had made McDonald aware that this kind of problem would not be acceptable and cut ties with him because he couldn’t handle the standard they had asked him to comply with. The Team had already taken criticism for the signing McDonald, but had made comments about giving people second chances to prove themselves.
With the many allegations and charges this man will be in need of a California Defense Attorney that will be able to make the best case for his actions. It seems like a very difficult battle and Mr. McDonald will need experienced legal help to handle these complex issues. It appears that there are problems that would make some type of counseling by court order part of any plea negotiation. An experienced attorney can make this a priority as well as being sure that all the facts are in before this man’s past problems lead to an unfair rush to judgement.
At the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi, we provide clients with passionate and experienced representation. If you have been charged with Domestic Violence or any other crime and would like to schedule an initial consultation with a lawyer at our firm, contact us by phone at (310) 448-1529 or contact us online. We promptly return phone calls and emails. Our office is conveniently located in the Westside Towers in West Los Angeles, within minutes of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Westwood. We have flexible and weekend office hours, and we will visit you in jail to discuss your case.