Nick Oliveri Avoids Jail Time Following Standoff with L.A. SWAT Team
Published Aug 03, 2012Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri found himself in heaps of trouble last summer after he got wrapped up in a four-hour standoff with an L.A. SWAT team. After initially pleading not guilty to a pile of felony charges, he's now he received his sentence, and luckily for him, he's avoided jail time.
Speaking to TMZ, Oliveri's lawyer explained, "Mr. Oliveri agreed to plead to one count of possession of cocaine and a dismissal of the remaining six felony counts."
Oliveri could have spent a whopping 15 years in prison, but following the deal, he will only receive three years felony probation. He will also have to attend 52 weeks of management and 200 hours of community service. The judge even ruled that if Oliveri stays clean throughout the probation, the incident would not go on his record.
As previously reported, police were alerted to a domestic disturbance between Oliveri and his girlfriend last July. Oliveri allegedly refused to let his girlfriend to leave his home, and police were forced to call the SWAT team for backup.
He was booked on felony domestic violence charges, and the authorities reportedly found cocaine, methamphetamines and a loaded high-power rifle in the premises.