Sportscaster Jim Lampley has been ordered to complete a 52-week long domestic violence counseling course and serve three years probation. He is also mandated to do 40 hours of volunteer service and pay $674. The announcer pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge that he violated a restraining order to stay away from his ex-girlfriend whom he is accused of attacking on New Year’s Eve. In criminal law, pleading “no contest” in a criminal court has an effect equal to pleading guilty.
The judge also issued a protective order, which forbids Lampley from coming within 100 yards of Candice Sanders, his ex-girlfriend, for three years. The order can only be changed if Sanders consents to it.
Sanders, a former Miss California USA, had a temporary order against Lampley. He violated the order and was arrested when he showed up at her house. He was released, posting a $35,000 bail.
Sanders claims Lampley threw her against a door and two walls, and that he had been under the influence of alcohol and marijuana when he attacked her. Despite pleading no contest, Lampley denies these allegations. Sanders has requested that the restraining order be canceled, but the protective order, stemming from the criminal charges, remains.
If you have been the victim of a domestic violence attack, you may want to speak with an attorney about a restraining order. A temporary restraining order prohibits your attacker from coming within 100 yards of you for a 3-week period. You can also have this time period extended. Acts of violence that qualify as “domestic violence” usually involve people who are married to each other, living together, have a child together, are in a dating relationship together, or were formerly dating or married to one another.
Acts of Domestic Violence Include:
· Physical assault.
· Sexual assault.
· Destroying personal property.
At Sagaria Law, P.C., our family law attorneys can help you obtain a temporary restraining order if you have been the victim of domestic violence. With a temporary restraining order, your attacker may be prohibited from trying to communicate with you, approach you physically, or own a weapon. He or she may also be asked to vacate your home, obey child visitation and custody orders, and pay spousal support, partner support, or child support.
Many of our clients come from Monterey County, Alameda County, and Santa Clara County, including the cities of Carmel, Pacific Grove, Newark, Piedmont, Coyote, Gilroy, San Jose, and Fremont. We also help clients in need of representation in divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, and other family law matters. Your first consultation with us is free. Contact Sagaria Law, P.C. today.
Jim Lampley Pleads No Contest, Gets Probation, North County Times, February 21, 2007
Lampley Restraining Order Likely To Expire, Sign On San Diego, February 21, 2007
Related Web Resources:
Domestic Violence Restraining Order, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
California Domestic Violence Restraining Order Info, WomensLaw.org