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Talib's attorneys file application for pre-trial intervention program



As expected, the attorneys for Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib have filed an application for him to enter a pre-trial intervention program with the state attorney's office, hoping to resolve his misdemeanor battery case.

Talib was arrested in August after cab driver David Duggan said the cornerback struck him in the side of the head while getting driven on the highway from St. Pete to a Tampa hotel. Talib's attorneys have previously filed a written plea of not guilty, and Talib reached a monetary settlement with Duggan to avoid a civil suit.

The state attorney's office plans to review the application for the pre-trial intervention program, which would likely include, among other things, community service and anger management. The next court date is January 14th in Pinellas County.

Pre-trial intervention programs can be a standard practice for first-time offenders, if the victim consents to it, which Duggan said he would.


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:52pm]


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