June 27, 2024

Bam Margera guilty of disorderly conduct

Brandon "Bam" Margera is guilty of disorderly conduct. 

Page Six reports that the actor - well-known for his role in the Jackass series, where he starred alongside Johnny Knoxville - pled guilty on Wednesday, June 27, 2024.

According to the outlet, the 44-year-old pled guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct.

It appears, however, that he is going to be able to avoid jail time - at least for now.

Here's what led to the charges:

The charges, according to the Associated Press, stem from an incident that occurred in July 2023 at his family home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

There, Magera got into an altercation with members of his own family during the two-week visit.

"Margera, 44, had been charged with assaulting his brother and making threats to other family members during what the brother called a 'frightening and unpredictable' two-week visit home last year," the outlet reports.

Reports indicate that he allegedly punched his brother and even threatened to shoot some of his family members.

Jess Margera, testified at the court hearing. The Associate Press reports:

Jess Margera, at the same court hearing, called his brother “a good dude when he’s not messed up” but said he had exhibited troubling behavior for two decades and, while home, had been awake for days. Jess Margera suffered a ruptured eardrum in the altercation, while Margera’s girlfriend called police when he kicked in her bedroom door, the brother testified.

Bam's punishment

Initially, Magera was actually charged with simple assault, harassment, and four counts of making a terroristic threat with the intention of terrorizing another. Now, though, he has only pled guilty to a couple of disorderly conduct charges, which is a significant downgrade.

Magera's lawyer said, "This is basically a noise violation. He really got nothing more than a traffic ticket."

As a punishment, Magera will be on probation for six months and he will be subject to random drug testing. So, he escaped prison time for now. But, according to the plea deal, if he fails a drug test, then he will go to prison.

Magera told the judge that, since the July 2023 incident, he has been getting help for his drug and alcohol problems, and he claims that he has turned his life around. For this reason, he called the original charges a "blessing in disguise."

His lawyer, following the guilty plea, told the press, "You can really say [Magera] won his case before today just by turning his life around."

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