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Michael Lohan to face California domestic violence charge

 Posted on March 25,2011 in Domestic Violence

Michael Lohan was arrested earlier this week for suspicion of domestic violence related charges. Police reportedly responded to a call regarding a domestic dispute. Lohan was not at the residence when police arrived. The father of Lindsay Lohan reportedly was found walking near the West Hollywood Sheriff's station sometime after police originally responded to the residence.

Lohan denies the allegations that he engaged in domestic violence. He reportedly says that his girlfriend attacked him. He says that he is the victim in the matter and he intends to press charges. He says he was charged merely because she beat him to the police station.

The relationship between the two reportedly has had some struggles as the two have been in an on-again-off-again relationship. If convicted of the current misdemeanor battery charge, Lohan could face up to a year in county jail.

After deputies took Lohan into custody, they began the booking process. Lohan started to experience a medical condition unrelated to the alleged incident. Lohan was taken Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment.

At the time Lohan was initially taken into custody, sheriff's deputies arrested him for suspicion of false imprisonment, corporal injury on a cohabitant and preventing a report of victimization. At that time bail reportedly was set at $200,000 in the matter. Prosecutors decided not to pursue the felony level charges.

Lohan's domestic violence arrest comes as his daughter, Lindsay, awaits a preliminary hearing on felony theft charges related to an incident at a Venice jewelry store. Lindsay Lohan reportedly rejected a plea offer from prosecutors and awaits a preliminary hearing for determination if there is enough evidence against her for the case to be set for a jury trial.

Source: Los Angeles Times, "Michael Lohan charged with misdemeanor domestic violence," 23 Mar 2011

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