David Cassidy‘s Dwi Case has been adjourned. The 1970‘s singer, known as Keith Partridge in the 1970s musical/sitcom The Partridge Family will need to wait till September, 2014 for now because his lawyer is on the road to negotiating with prosecutors for a plea deal. The former teen idol. What reportedly happened is that Cassidy had been driving while intoxicated (Dwi).
The Partridge Family star was slapped with the felony charge last summer (Aug13), when he was pulled over at a police checkpoint in Schodack, New York.
Cassidy’s lawyer, Lucas Mihuta, was allowed to appear on the 64 year old’s behalf at a plea hearing in Schodack Town Court on Wednesday (30Jul14) as his client lives in Florida, and he successfully requested an adjournment to allow the two sides to work out technical legal issues for the deal.
Town Justice Bruce J. Wagner set the next court date for 3 September (14).
However, the star risked the wrath of prosecutors after it was later revealed he was actually in the area at a horse racing event at Saratoga Race Course.
Authorities were alerted to his location after a Twitter.com post by a representative for the New York Racing Association announced Cassidy’s attendance and one prosecutor admitted they were “disturbed” by the news.
Officials are expected to agree to reduce the felony charge for Cassidy, who was convicted of Dwi in Florida in 2011, to a misdemeanour.
Further details about the plea deal have yet to be released, but Mihuta reveals Cassidy is determined to move on from his legal troubles as he continues to seek help for his alcohol problems.
“He’s anxious to put this behind him and to focus more on his treatment and sobriety than legal matters.”
Back in March, 2014 he did some time serving for ninety days, when he also completed an alcohol awareness programme.
He pleaded no contest in California to a charge for driving under the influence (Dui) following another arrest in January (14).
That incident marked the veteran’s third Dui since 2010, and he recently came clean about the seriousness of his alcoholism, admitting,
“If I take another drink, I’m going to die.”