Flavor Flav Avoids Jail Time in Assault Case

Nevada judge drops reality star's felony charge from domestic dispute with girlfriend's teen son.

Posted: 08/19/2014 12:10 PM EDT

Flavor Flav is off the hook. The former Public Enemy frontman dodged facing up to 12-years in prison after a Nevada judge closed his October 2012 criminal battery case on Monday (Aug. 18) because Flav completed the required domestic violence counseling course.

The reality TV star pleaded guilty in April to attempted battery and battery constituting domestic violence, misdemeanors for waving a knife during a family argument with his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son. Although he missed court on Monday, prosecutors dropped the felony assault and child endangerment charges.

Flav still faces other charges in New York stemming from a Jan. 9 speeding arrest on Long Island.

He had another run in with the law at his Nevada home over Independence Day weekend for setting off illegal fireworks. But he avoided charges and received two citations. 

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