Former Saints Player Junior Galette arrested in Biloxi Over the Weekend
Posted on Apr 11, 2017 in Uncategorized
Two years ago Junior Galette, former linebacker for the Saints, was jailed for an accusation of misdemeanor domestic abuse battery. He was never formally charged, but he is still in the process of facing a civil lawsuit in Jefferson Parish’s 24th Judicial District Court.
Now it appears that Galette may again be in trouble with the law. Police in Biloxi arrested Galette, 29, in Biloxi over accusations of disorderly conduct and failure to comply with police orders after allegedly getting in a fight at the MGM Park minor-league baseball stadium, which was featuring several musical performances.
Ralph Whalen, Galette’s attorney, confirmed Monday that he had been notified of his client’s arrest but failed to give further details of the incident. He stated that Galette had already been bailed out of jail.
TMZ reported that policed subdued Galette with stun gun after he allegedly assaulted another concert-goer and then attempted to flee. The linebacker played five seasons with the Saints before signing a contract with the Washington Redskins. He was sidelined last season with torn Achilles tendons.
What defines disorderly conduct?
High-profile athletes are no strangers to getting onto the wrong side of the law, as Galette’s had multiple run-ins with police during his NFL career. But some of you may be wondering—what constitutes disorderly conduct? In the state of Louisiana it can encompass of range of charges, and at times may be referred to as disturbing the peace. Disorderly conduct laws aim to define behavior that may be dangerous or disruptive to the general public, including fighting, public intoxication, rioting, interrupting a lawful assembly, disrupting a funeral possession, excessive noise, etc.
Disorderly conduct punishments are determined by the extent of damage inflicted by the accused and the type behavior committed. If you’ve been charged with any type of disorderly conduct charge, Bloom Legal can provide your defense. Give us a call today at 504-599-9997.