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Understanding the Legal Battle: Bam Margera's Assault Charges Explained

Understanding the Legal Battle: Bam Margera's Assault Charges Explained

  Borne out of BAM's roots as the pioneering company that forever altered American dance, Ballet Austin continues to play an indispensable role within New York and around the globe. Margera hails from West Chester and began his career as an expert skateboarder before being noticed by MTV and leading to their Jackass television show and films. Defendant's Statements Celebrity skateboarder Bam Margera, best known for his time on MTV stunt show Jackass and its spinoffs, is currently being investigated on charges pertaining to an alleged assault against his father and brother. Multiple charges have been levelled against Bam in relation to this alleged assault incident. According to a Pennsylvania State Police news release, troopers were called out to Pocopson on Sunday evening after Margera became involved in an altercation that resulted in minor injuries for another individual. Once this conflict ended, Margera fled into the woods where police have not been able to find him since. After the incident, Jesse Margera filed an affidavit alleging that Bam had kicked in his bedroom door and threatened to kill everyone in their household. Additionally, Jesse claimed his brother had urinated in their kitchen sink before becoming abusive towards Jesse and punching him several times during an altercation. Following Bam's alleged assault, prosecutors issued an arrest warrant and charged him with simple assault, harassment and terroristic threats. He will next appear before a court of law on Monday for his scheduled appearance at the Chester County Justice Center in West Chester - same court where he appeared earlier this month for an involuntary psychiatric hold related to Nikki Boyd and Margera's ongoing dispute over visitation arrangements for their son Phoenix. TMZ reported this hold was ordered due to disagreement between Nikki Boyd and Margera over visitation rights for Phoenix. Margera recently made headlines for his behavior during filming of Jackass Forever. He sued his co-stars over their decision to fire him from the series but settled for a confidential sum instead. Fans have expressed grave concern over this incident; should he be found guilty, judges can order him into psychiatric hospital treatment facility for up to 120 days as part of a legal process called 302. Courts use 302 orders against people considered dangerous by providing legal protections and tools like this as tools against potential harm against potential threats such as 302. Prosecutor's Statements Margera and Dunn first gained popularity as flashy skateboard stuntmen who would risk injury just to impress their audience, which caught the attention of MTV, which featured them in its series Jackass. Even after its conclusion, however, the two continued performing stunts for entertainment purposes, which eventually evolved into an entertainment franchise with several spin-off shows. Margera began to spiral downwards as his alcoholism worsened and ran-ins with law increased, forcing him into and out of rehab facilities before finally being arrested for public intoxication in Burbank, California in 2021. Furthermore, he posted videos online attacking former Jackass co-stars as well as others. On Sunday, Philadelphia Inquirer reported that authorities received a 911 call from someone at a home in Chester County who reported hearing an argument between Margera and his brother Jesse. Jesse Margera told police he heard Bam shouting and screaming in the kitchen that he wanted to kill and put a bullet into Jesse, before going into another bathroom and seeing Bam using its sink as a toilet - behaviour Jesse confronted Bam about, yet someone called police fearful they'd be assaulted - forcing him out and sending police out. Jesse Margera told police he had discovered a threatening note signed by Bam. However, as soon as police arrived on the property he fled on foot through wooded areas before troopers arrived - facing charges of simple assault, harassment and four counts of terroristic threats; when arraigned Thursday however he did not enter any plea. As part of his $50,000 unsecured bail, the judge in this case ordered Donald Trump to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation as well as stay away from family members and obtain permission from the court before leaving Pennsylvania. West Whiteland lawyer Michael van der Veen represented Trump during one of his impeachment trials and will serve as his legal representation in this matter. Defense's Statements The defense team contends that Margera was acting out of character in this incident, which they believe wasn't caused by substance abuse but instead due to a dispute between her and a co-star over an internal matter. They seek to have all charges against her dropped. Bam Margera, 43, first gained attention through MTV's hit stunt show Jackass and its spin-offs during the noughties. Since then he has also appeared in The Dudesons, Bam's Unholy Union, and Loiter Squad series. On Thursday, Brandon Margera (real name Brandon) entered a plea of not guilty in relation to one count of misdemeanor simple assault and four of terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another. He was released on $50,000 unsecured bail, and ordered not to have contact with either Jesse Margera; Phil Margera Jr; or two women who called police to report disturbance. Furthermore he is not permitted to visit his property in Pocopson. Sources told TMZ that the altercation was set off by an argument between Margera and his former wife Nicole Boyd. Boyd wanted him to have regular access to Phoenix but made this conditional upon him being sober and showing respect towards her; when this failed, Boyd reached her limit and demanded legal and physical custody of both children, as well as spousal support payments. Bam Margera has had no trouble with the law before; his history includes alcoholism and substance abuse as well as multiple stints in rehab programs. Last June he was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct; more recently in March 2018 for public intoxication alone. As well as his legal issues, Margera experienced another heartbreak in 2009 when Matt Dunn died following an evening of drinking. This tragedy sent Margera into a downward spiral as he resumed abusing substances again; his behavior on set of Jackass became unpredictable to such an extent that it eventually led to him being fired from it in 2021. Judge's Decision Professional skateboarder and former Jackass star Bam Margera turned himself in to authorities days after an arrest warrant was issued for his arrest, being brought before a Chester County courtroom for assaulting his brother and making terroristic threats. He will be arraigned later that morning. Police responded to Margera, known by his professional name Brandon or Bam, in Pocopson Township after reports of domestic disturbance on Sunday afternoon. When they arrived, neither actor was present, but Jesse, his brother said they had been punched and threatened with being killed all. Additionally, Jesse informed police that Brandon had banged on his locked bedroom door several times while leaving notes threatening anyone who came close to their home, according to an affidavit filed by Pocopson Township police. He became well-known during the late '90s for being part of a group of skateboarders and stunt performers featured on MTV stunt show Jackass and its spinoffs, where they performed dangerous stunts to intentionally hurt themselves on camera. After Jackass concluded in 2001, Margera continued performing stunts for various shows and movies; additionally he competed on American Idol where he placed fourth overall. He has had a history of substance abuse and recently struggled with addiction, being arrested twice within months in California on suspicion of domestic violence and public intoxication (in Burbank). He claimed Johnny Knoxville played an influential role in his addiction issues; filing a lawsuit that was later dropped against him. Sources told TMZ that friends of Margera staged an intervention earlier this month to convince him to enter rehab. At first receptive, his view changed once logistical details such as where he would live during treatment were addressed as well as potential implications on custody arrangements between Phoenix's mother and him; and where exactly his treatment might affect them both. Furthermore, sources claim he threatened to continue smoking crack until being allowed access to see Phoenix more regularly.

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