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Griffin O’Neal Gets His Day in Court…Again



On Friday, San Diego judge Eugenia Eyherabide recalled an outstanding bench warrant for troubled actor Griffin O’Neal and reset O’Neal’s sentencing for February 3rd. This comes as a response to O’Neal checking himself into a residential rehab facility. O’Neal was arrested for DUI in August, and was charged with domestic violence on New Year’s eve.

In O’Neal’s DUI crash, police charged the son of Hollywood superstar Ryan O’Neal with six separate felony and misdemeanor counts, including DUI with injury, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a felon. Police toxicology tests indicated that O’Neal had amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana and Xanax in his system at the time of his accident.

Griffin O’Neal’s attorney, Heather Boxeth, told reporters that her client checked himself into a residential rehabilitation facility after his latest arrest because it was the responsible thing to do, rather than to avoid court. O’Neal faces up to 4 years in prison when sentencing is handed out. O’Neal pleaded guilty in November to DUI with injury and being a felon in possession of a gun. He also admitted a 1992 conviction for shooting into his ex-girlfriend’s unoccupied vehicle.

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