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NBA player arrested in Washington state for domestic violence

On Sunday, May 19, 2013, NBA veteran Terrance Williams was taken into custody by police. He faces charges of domestic violence that included alleged threats with a firearm. Multiple reports indicate that the arrest followed a dispute that took place when Williams arrived at the accuser's house for a scheduled visit involving the exchange of their 10-year-old son. The woman claimed that Williams brandished a firearm in anger during the dispute.

Williams apparently left the parking area in Kent, Washington where the incident allegedly occurred before police arrived, only to be apprehended later and taken into custody. The NBA player, currently under contract with the Boston Celtics, was reportedly booked by police. All allegations remain under investigation at the time of this report.

Williams, a Washington State native, has played in the NBA for four seasons since his selection by the Nets in 2009. His contract with the Celtics is not guaranteed should he be waived prior to July 1, and it is only guaranteed in part if he is waived prior to Oct. 31.

Domestic violence cases are not just a celebrity problem. Many average individuals also face domestic violence charges of various types. Those facing such allegations can suffer severely damaged reputations as well as legal punishments. Criminal defense attorneys provide advice and assistance that may protect the reputation of the accused. Those facing criminal charges need to understand their rights and options under both state and federal law. Representation by an effective criminal defense attorney can help others comprehend the situation in which the accused has been placed as well as understand the changes an accused individual may have made since the situation arose.

Source: Nbc sports, "Terrence Williams arrested in domestic violence case involving threats with a gun",, May 20, 2013

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