“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” Star with Assault Charges

“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” Reunion Show Brawl Leads to Assault Charges

assault chargesThe New York-hosted “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” show turned ugly in July when the party erupted into a massive fight between several of the former cast mates, and now one of the former stars faces assault charges.

One of the former stars, Joseline Hernandez, is now wanted by the NYPD on assault charges. Hernandez also faces a lawsuit from former co-star Althea, claiming that Hernandez was high on cocaine during the reunion show, which led to her aggressive, injurious behavior.

Allegedly, cast mates Benzino, his fiancé Althea, Stevie J, Debra, Tammy, Mimi, and Joseline were all involved in the huge fight during the July party, which was in front of an audience.

Althea claimed in a filing with NY police that Joseline was the instigator, which led to the assault charges. The NYPD agreed with Althea, and if Joseline goes back to New York state any time soon, she will be pulled over and arrested, per the assault charges warrant.

Criminal Defense Against Assault, Battery, Theft, or other Charges in Georgia

Anyone who is charged with a crime faces the power of the government and the possibility of severe consequences. Whether you are accused with a misdemeanor or a serious felony, you need a skilled advocate to protect your rights. The types of crimes that Strom Law Firm assists clients includes:  Assault; Battery; Domestic Violence; DUI; Drug Crimes, including possession, possession with intent to distribute, and trafficking; Fraudulent Checks; Shoplifting; Theft Crimes; Embezzlement; Fraud; Insurance Fraud; Homicides, including Felony DUI, involuntary manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter, murder; and any other misdemeanor charges in Georgia State Court or felony charges in Georgia Superior Court.

Following the arrest, the defendant will appear for a bond hearing.  At a bond hearing, the defendant will appear before a judge, sometimes without the aid of a lawyer, and determine the amount of security (typically money) that must be posted before the defendant can be released.  At the bond hearing, the judge must make a decision, taking into account the seriousness of the charges, the threat the defendant poses to the community, and the likelihood that the defendant will not appear for future proceedings.  A skilled advocate can help the judge understand these factors to ensure a low bond, or at least a bond that the family can post.  Strom Law Firm will represent you at your bond hearing.  If the bond is set at an amount the defendant or family believes is too high, in some circumstances, Strom Law Firm can be retained to pursue a bond reduction.  At the bond hearing, the defendant may also be arraigned and advised of the charges against him or her.

If the judge allows the charges to proceed, the state will present the charges to the grand jury who will determine if there is probable cause and issue an indictment.  A defendant does not have the right to appear before the grand jury or cross-examine witnesses.  If formal charges are filed through an Indictment, then the defendant can request discovery, including any favorable evidence that the prosecution has that could help the defense.  A lawyer should always carefully review all discovery with the client to determine if the evidence is accurate and if not, who would be the witnesses to dispute the evidence.  A lawyer then should interview all appropriate witnesses.

The Strom Law Firm Defends Those Charged with Assault, Battery, DUI, Drug Crimes, and Other Criminal Charges in Georgia

If you face criminal charges including theft, DUI, drug crimes, assault, or battery, you may feel alone and afraid, but we are here to help. At Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., we have a combination of awareness and experience to provide you with aggressive, effective criminal defense. Our Georgia Criminal Defense attorneys are both experienced negotiators and litigators.  Whether your case will be resolved through a plea agreement or trial, we will seek to protect your rights.  We understand the significance of your rights at stake as well as what an intimidating ordeal a criminal prosecution can be. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your criminal charges. (912) 289-0501.