Nicholas Brendon is pretty damn lucky, all things considered.
On Friday, the actor formerly of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame pled no contest to four misdemeanors - one count resisting arrest, two counts of battery against a police officer and one count of vandalism.
You'll recall that in March, Xander laid into some cops after getting shit-faced at a bar in Venice.
After reviewing his case, a judge decided the best punishment would be 36 months probation and a one year suspended sentence in county jail. That means he won't serve any time as long as he is a good boy!
Nicholas also has to complete 10 days in a Caltrans work program and an anger management course. Furthermore, he's also not allowed to drink in public while he's on probation.
Well, at least he doesn't have to sport a cute little bulky bracelet on his left ankle! We think he got off lucky!
Try to remember to keep your fists in your pockets the next time you get drunk - especially for the next three years!
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