Written by attorney Jeremy S Geigle

Rising Basketball Star, Tony Farmer Gets Prison Sentence for Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend

One of United States’ top 100 college basketball recruits, Tony Farmer was sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The Ohio state judge told Farmer he would be eligible for early release after serving 180 days.

Farmer’s coach and ex-girlfriend spoke on his behalf telling the judge that he’s a good kid and doesn’t belong in prison, but after the Ohio state judge saw the video of Farmer assaulting his ex-girlfriend, she decided not to grant any leniency.

Arizona Revised Statute 13-1203 states that a person commits assault by:

  1. Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing physical harm to another person.
  2. Intentionally putting someone in a place of apprehension or possible injury.
  3. Knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure or provoke the person.

The possible punishments for committing assault on another person can range from a class 1 misdemeanor to a class 3 misdemeanor, with possibl jail sentences ranging from 30 days to 6 months.

Probation and treatment programs are other methods of punishment that are often used in Arizona.

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