Darren Collison Pleads Guilty to Domestic Battery
September 02, 2016
R. Scott Owens
PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240
Roseville, California 95678
For Immediate Release
September 2nd, 2016
Contact: Jeff Wilson, Assistant District Attorney
DARREN COLLISON PLEADS GUILTY TO DOMESTIC BATTERY
Darren Collison pled guilty today to a misdemeanor violation of section 273.5 of the Penal Code, Domestic Battery Causing Injury. The charges are related to a May 30th, 2016 incident where Collison was arrested at his home. Pursuit to the agreed disposition in the case, Mr. Collison will be placed on 3 years of informal probation and must serve 20 days in the Placer County Jail. Mr. Collison may complete his 20 day sentence in the alternative sentencing program if he is approved to do so by the Probation Department. Mr. Collison must also attend and complete a 52 week batters program and perform 20 hours of community service. Mr. Collison was also served with a criminal protective order that allows only peaceful contact with the Victim.
The disposition of the case is appropriate given the law and the standards of our County. In arriving at the disposition, our office considered the fact that Mr. Collison has no prior criminal record, the injuries suffered by the victim were minor in nature, and most importantly, the victim’s wishes in the case. Also factored into the disposition is the fact that Mr. Collison took early responsibility for his actions.