Overeem charged with one count of misdemeanor battery

by dam Hill | source: lvrj.com

The Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting that UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery, relating to an incident on New Year's weekend at the Wynn Las Vegas, in which a woman was cuased to stagger back from a push or shove.

Although the charge sounds absurd - Overeem caused a drunk to stumble on New Years Eve - the heavyweight contender faces a maximum of six months in jail, and a maximum of $1,000 in fines.

No arrest was made; Overeem was instead given a citation.

Famed Las Vegas defense attorney David Chesnoff  has been retained by Overem, and stated "I have advised Alistair not to comment on this matter, and that we will do our talking in the court. It should be noted that Alistair was not arrested; he was summoned to court. There are two sides to this story, and we intend on vigorously defending this as Alistair maintains his innocence."

Nevade law defines Misdemeanor Battery (NRS §200.390) as "Any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another." Battery differs from an assault because the suspect must have intent and actual force must be applied to the victim’s body.

According to the District Attorney's office, Overeem is scheduled to appear in court at 8 a.m. on Feb. 21.

A citation issued by Las Vegas police stated at about 3 a.m. on Jan. 2, Overeem pushed or shoved a woman in the face, "causing her to stagger back."

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2/4/12 2:59 PM by Shinsplint

lol at stank bref

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2/4/12 12:22 PM by jetbluejesus

Possibly. Intentionally blowing smoke into a person's face can be considered a battery, so it's not out of the question that some particularly stank bref could also be considered a battery when used intentionally on another person. And if the woman battered Overeem with her stank bref, then Overeem would be privileged to use reasonable force to repel her stank bref attack. A shove might not be considered unreasonable self defense--depending on how hard the shove was, and how stank the bref was.

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2/2/12 11:43 AM by Dr Violence

would the 'yo bref stank' defense hold up in a court of law?

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2/2/12 5:47 AM by unclewang

 Reem is so chilled out, calling bs.

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2/2/12 5:26 AM by Masturbasian

lol thats exactly how i pictured in my head of how the incident went down

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2/2/12 4:10 AM by Acrobatickicksfromsidecontrol8

Good job

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2/2/12 4:06 AM by CindyO

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