Law of Hollywoodland

Reporting Celebrity Justice from Divorces to DUIs

Former Prison Break Star Lane Garrison Settles with Victim’s Family

Lane Garrison During His Trial

Lane Garrison During His Trial

Lane Garrison, who starred on Prison Break, was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter back in 2006 when he killed 17-year old Vahagn Setian while drunk driving.

Garrison, who pleaded guilty to the charge and is currently serving 40 months in prison, reached a financial settlement with the parents of Setian earlier this week. The settlement comes from a civil suit filed by the Setians last year for the wrongful death of their son. The exact amount remains confidential.

Garrison has reached a settlement with Michelle Ohana, who was 15 at the time of the crash, and spent two months in a wheelchair due to her injuries.

April 23rd, 2009 Posted by | Drunk Driving, DUI, Lawsuit, Wrongful Death | no comments

Ex-Jacksonville Jaguars Jimmy Smith Held on Drug Charges

Jimmy Smith Arrested for Drug Possession

Jimmy Smith Arrested for Drug Possession

Jimmy Smith, formerly of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars, was arrested yesterday April 22nd for multiple drug charges.

After being pulled over by local police, Smith was booked on charges including:

  • felony possession of cocaine
  • possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana
  • possession of drug paraphernalia
  • driving with a suspended license

Smith is currently being held at John E. Goode Pretrial Detention Facility on bond of $5006.

April 23rd, 2009 Posted by | Sports Athlete, Under Arrest | no comments

Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Assault Charges

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Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty

On Monday, Chris Brown entered a plea of “not guilty” to charges of felony assault and making criminal threats.  Brown was charged back in March by Los Angeles County prosecutors, was was charged with the crimes against victim noted in court records as “Robyn F”.

Singer Rihanna, who was Chris Brown’s girlfriend at the time of the assualt and whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, had her lawyer at the hearing, and noted that “[Rihanna] would be pleased if this was over quickly” and would testify if need be.

If found guilty, Brown could spend up to five years in prison. After Brown entered his plea, he left quickly along with defense attorney Mark Geragos, who had no comment.

April 7th, 2009 Posted by | Celebrity, Domestic Violence, Under Arrest | no comments

Donte Stallworth Surrenders to Court for DUI Manslaughter

Donte Stallworth faces DUI Manslaughter

Donte Stallworth faces DUI Manslaughter

Donte Stallworth, who is the Cleveland Browns wide receiver, surrendered himself to the Miami-Dade court system today on charges of DUI manslaughter.  The charges come from a car crash on March 14th involving Stallworth and 59-year old Mario Reyes, who was killed in the incident.  Stallworth had been drinking at a Miami Beach hotel, and police records state that his BAC .126 after the accident.

Stallworth, who also faces a separate DUI charge, could be sentenced to 15 years in prison if convicted.  He is currently scheduled for a April 23 arraignment date, and has been released on $200,000 bail.

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April 2nd, 2009 Posted by | Drunk Driving, DUI, Sports Athlete, traffic violation, Under Arrest | no comments

“Thorne Forrester” Faces Lawsuit for Skipped Car Payments

Winsor Harmon Sued for Car PaymentsHarmon Sued for Car Payments

Winsor Harmon, who plays Thorne Forrester on CBS’ Bold and the Beautiful is facing a lawsuit from Daimler Chrysler Financial Services for missed car payments.

Last year, Winsor Harmon had his 2006 Mercedes Benz repossessed for failing to make payments on the lease of the $80,000 vehicle.  Now, Daimler Chrysler Financial Services has filed suit with L.A. County Superior Court to collect over $35,000 is missed payments and interest.

At this time there has been no statement from Harmon or his representatives.

April 2nd, 2009 Posted by | Celebrity, Lawsuit | no comments