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Flavor Flav will face felony charges in trial

Washington residents who follow celebrity news may have heard that TV-star and rap artist Flavor Flav is facing felony charges. The 54-year-old entertainer was involved in a domestic violence dispute, which lead to an escalated argument with his girlfriend's son. The incident occurred in October 2012 and involved Flav, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., stabbing a knife through the bedroom door not more than two feet away from the teen. The rapper threatened to kill the boy and used the profanities to scare him.

The dispute started around 3 a.m. with the teen's mother and quickly accelerated into a heated discussion. The boy was awakened by the raised voices and reacted by pinning the rapper to the kitchen floor in a headlock. As the situation progressed, they kept pushing each other, eventually leading to physical fight.

The teen identified Drayton in court as the man wearing the clock around his neck and quoted the obscene expressions used by the rapper during the argument. The entertainer did not testify during the initial evidence hearing. As the case is being reviewed, Drayton's attorney speculates that the accused may have been acting in self defense against the 6-foot-3 high-schooler. The attorney said Drayton plans on pleading not guilty.

The entertainer will be charged with domestic violence and felony charges against a minor child as there is enough evidence to conduct the trial. If convicted, Drayton could face up to 12 years in prison.

Domestic violence is a serious charge that can have major repercussions. Defendants in such a case may want to consider hiring a criminal defense attorney who could help plan a defense or possibly reduce the charges.

Source: Associated Press, "Flavor Flav felony case headed for trail in Vegas," Ken Ritter, April 10, 2013

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