Legal expert says Morgan Wallen could be in jail for up to 6 years

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Morgan Wallen may face serious consequences as the result of his arrest in Nashville on Sunday after he allegedly threw a chair off a rooftop bar, according to legal experts.
Wallen, 30, was charged with three felony counts of reckless endangerment and one count of disorderly conduct, the Metro Nashville Police Department said.
“The felony charges are the most serious ones and could land Wallen in jail for up to six years if he is prosecuted and convicted of those charges,” Alabre said.
“The reckless endangerment counts could have been charged as misdemeanors, which would have made them less serious and exposed Wallen to a maximum of up to 11 months and 29 days in jail.
MORGAN WALLEN’S NASHVILLE ARREST MOCKED BY FELLOW COUNTRY SINGER: ‘ALEXA, PLAY THE CHAIR BY GEORGE STRAIT’ “However, a reckless endangerment count can be charged as a class E felony if the alleged act was committed with a deadly weapon.”
“For the Class E felony charges of reckless endangerment, Wallen is facing not less than one year nor more than six years in prison,” Alabre said.
COUNTRY STAR MORGAN WALLEN ARRESTED IN NASHVILLE FOR THROWING CHAIR OFF ROOFTOP BAR An arrest report said authorities were standing in front of Chief’s Bar on Broadway when a chair fell from above, landing just feet away from them, according to WTVF.
“At 10:53 p.m. Sunday evening Morgan Wallen was arrested in downtown Nashville for reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.


Legal experts say that Morgan Wallen, who was arrested on Sunday in Nashville for allegedly hurling a chair off a rooftop bar, could face severe repercussions.

The Metro Nashville Police Department said that Wallen, 30, was charged with three felonies for reckless endangerment and one count for disorderly conduct.

In contrast, the “Wasted on You” singer was let out of jail by 3:30 a.m. me. on a $15,250 bond, Rither Alabre, a former New York prosecutor and current partner at Blank Rome LLP’s White Collar Defense and Investigation Practice Group, warned Fox News Digital that Wallen might face serious legal repercussions for his wild night at Chief’s Bar.

Wallen may spend up to six years in prison if he is found guilty of the most serious charges, which are felonies, according to Alabre. It would have been less serious and Wallen might have faced a maximum sentence of 11 months and 29 days in jail if the reckless endangerment counts had been charged as misdemeanors.


On the other hand, if a deadly weapon was used in the alleged act, a class E felony charge for reckless endangerment may be brought. “.

Alabre pointed out that Wallen’s alleged chair throw was allegedly a deadly weapon that “landed close to police officers and other members of the public,” which is why the charge was upgraded to an E felony. “.

Wallen faces a minimum of one year and a maximum of six years in prison for the Class E felony charges of reckless endangerment, according to Alabre. It seems improbable that Wallen’s charges would be entirely dropped because, based on some accounts, the police examined footage that purportedly showed Wallen “lunging and throwing an object over the roof,” and some witnesses said they saw Wallen actually throw the chair. ****.

“Given those allegations, Wallen’s lawyer would need to speak with prosecutors and attempt to resolve this matter with a plea to a lesser charge, such as a misdemeanor or even a lesser charge where he would face little to no jail time,” he continued. ****.

Wallen’s booking photo and the arrest report, which stated that he was “booked early today on 3 cts of felony reckless endangerment and 1 ct of misdemeanor disorderly conduct for throwing a chair from the rooftop of Chief’s Bar Sun night,” were posted on social media by the Metro Nashville Police Department. Two MNPD officers were nearby when the chair fell to Broadway. $15,250 is his bail. “.”.


A chair fell from above, landing a few feet away from the authorities who were gathered in front of Chief’s Bar on Broadway, according to an arrest report, which WTVF obtained. The bar, supported by Eric Church, made its debut on April 5.

“At 10:53 p.m. me. For reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, Morgan Wallen was taken into custody in downtown Nashville on Sunday night. Worrick Robinson, Wallen’s attorney, told Fox News Digital that his client is “cooperating fully with authorities.”.

TMZ released a picture of Wallen outside the bar with police.

Alabre went on, “Even though these are serious accusations, Wallen’s attorney might be able to settle this case with a non-jail outcome like probation in the end, but it’s too early to say what might be a realistic outcome at this point. “.

Days had passed since Wallen’s One Night at a Time 2024 tour began when he allegedly threw a chair. In two weeks, Wallen will play a headline show at the Stagecoach festival in the California desert alongside Bailey Zimmerman, Nate Smith, and Lauren Watkins.

If the “Whiskey Glasses” singer’s recent antics have an impact on his career, only time will tell.

“He had a significant scandal that could have ended many people’s careers, but time and the popularity of his music helped him to overcome it. He has benefited from his continued release of excellent music. But brand expert Eric Schiffer told Fox News Digital, “This was just plain crazy.”.

“What it does is reinforce the belief that he is emotionally unstable and that he has the potential to seriously harm someone. In what might have been an even worse crime had someone been gravely injured, there was a lack of emotional restraint and empathy. ****.

Schiffer remarked, “This is not going to kill him.”. “He’ll probably come to believe that it’s acceptable to do so because no one was harmed, and as a result of the publicity, he’ll probably have his charges dropped or lowered and sell a lot of CDs and downloads. ****.

However, given the advantages his position has afforded him, it will teach him the wrong lesson—namely, the value of maturity and moderation. “.

“He just needs to concentrate on what he does as his next step,” he continued. Give the fans what they want—excellent music—and give him some time to move past this. “.”.

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