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Shia LaBeouf’s battery and petty theft charges could be dropped if he completes a judicial diversion program

Shia LaBeouf’s battery and petty theft charges could be dropped if he completes a judicial diversion program

Shia LaBeouf Court Appearance

A judge ordered 34-year-old Shia LaBeouf to complete a judicial diversion program in 12 months in relation to misdemeanor battery and theft charges stemming from an incident in June 2020, according to court documents obtained by E! Online.

The outlet reports that LaBeouf appeared in court on Thursday where the program was outlined to him. Upon successful completion of the judicial diversion program, his charges could be dropped.

The terms of the program include: mandatory therapy once a week which will also include anger management, he will be required to wear a Soberlink device to monitor alcohol, random alcohol testing as well as participation in the 12-step sobriety program, no use of force or violence, no possession of weapons, remaining 100 yards away from the victim with no contact to them, remaining 100 yards away from the site of the confrontation, and generally obeying the law, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office told E!


The court reportedly will check in on Shia’s progress in three months. If he can stay out of trouble for the next year, the charges will be dismissed. If not, the actor could potentially face jail time.

The incident took place back in June 2020 in Los Angeles. Police sources told TMZ that Shia and a man were first caught in a verbal altercation before it turned physical.

"Honey Boy" European Premiere - 63rd BFI London Film Festival
Shia LaBeouf attends the “Honey Boy” European Premiere during the 63rd BFI London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 06, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI)

Once the fight was over, Shia allegedly stole the man’s hat and ran away from the scene. The unidentified man then filed a police report, which led to cops determining Shia as the aggressor.

This was not the first time Shia had a run-in with the law. In 2014, he was arrested in New York City for disorderly conduct that led him to seek treatment for alcoholism. Later in 2017, he was booked in Georgia for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and obstruction.

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