Actor Alec Baldwin has been charged with assault after an alleged altercation over a parking spot, according to local police. New York authorities arrested Baldwin after he was accused of having assaulted a 49-year-old man. The actor was also charged with harassment. Baldwin's criminal defense representation has declined to comment on the ongoing legal process.
According to police, the incident happened in Manhattan on 10th street, sometime on Nov. 2. Apparently a dispute over a parking space broke out between Baldwin and another man, who was taken to a local hospital after the altercation was broken up by authorities. Hospital staff say he is in stable condition, but suffered an injury to the left side of his jaw.
Baldwin apparently denied the assault on Twitter in a number of tweets regarding the accusations. Apparently, Baldwin was released from police custody after receiving an appearance ticket for court. The court date when the charges will be heard was not included in a news article about the incident.
It is common for those in the public eye to draw attention, both positive and negative, from fans and detractors the world over. In some cases, this can result in allegations being cast against a famous face, but this is hardly the province of the famous alone. New York residents are aware of false allegations against everyday people, which is why the choice of criminal defense representation is so crucial to someone in this situation. The help of an experienced attorney can mean the difference between a potentially false imprisonment and a case dismissal.