SACRAMENTO - Darren Collison appeared in a Placer County courtroom on Monday where he faces two misdemeanor charges; Domestic Violence Causing Injury and one count of Domestic Battery of a Spouse; from a May 31 domestic situation.
CSNCalifornia.com has learned that, “the court on its own motion entered a not guilty plea and continued the matter to Aug. 4 to allow attorneys for both sides to discuss the matter. The court entry of a not guilty plea is a common technicality which is used by the court in almost every case. It simply means that the case it not over yet.”
Collison will reappear in a courtroom on Aug. 4, where he will officially make a plea.
From the original complaint filed:
Considering the above factors including the lack of any prior criminal history of Mr. Collision and the fact the injuries suffered by the defendant, while concerning, required little if any medical attention, dictate this case be charged as a misdemeanor. Accordingly Mr. Collision has been charged with one count of violating 273.5 of the Penal Code (domestic violence causing injury). Mr. Collision has also been charged with one count of Domestic Battery of a Spouse in violation of Penal Code 243(e), in a closely related, but separate incident occurring on the same evening.
The 28-year-old guard signed a three-year deal with the Kings in 2014. Collison faces up to one year in jail and/or potential counseling.
He is currently out of custody after posting a $55,000 bail.