Track Palin Avoids Jail Time After Domestic Assault Arrest

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Track Palin was facing some pretty serious charges.

Sarah Palin's 28-year-old son was arrested in January following an alcohol-induced fight with his girlfriend.

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The charges, according to Radar Online, were "4th degree assault, interfering with a domestic violence charge, and possession of a weapon while intoxicated."

At a July 11th hearing, the first two charges were dropped, and Palin pled guilty to the last.   The hearing was then moved to Anchorage Veterans Court, since Palin served as an army reservist in Iraq in 2008.

This particular court is specialized, in that it's "designed to facilitate the rehabilitation of eligible veterans who are charged with criminal offenses."

The aim is to keep the number of veteran offenders out of jail and get them the help they need to recover.

Palin's next hearing is July 25th, and Anchorage District Attorney Clinton Champion told Radar that the court will let Palin know who sort of therapeutic program he'll be required to follow.

“We’re assuming he’s going to agree [to the program],” Champion added.

“That program could take months. It depends on his needs.”

This kind of rehab is put on by Veterans Affairs, who assess the patient to determine what kind of treatment would be most effective.

"For some people, it’s addiction assistance," Clinton said.

For some, it’s related to anger management or domestic violence. Most everyone does moral reconation therapy, which is a 12 Step program to deal with thinking errors, specifically.”

The details of Palin's altercation with his girlfriend are upsetting.  Police reports state that he "struck her on the left side of her head near her eye with a close fist," then "kicked [her] on the right knee."

Sarah Palin blamed the arrest on both PTSD and President Obama (a notion that Donald Trump agrees with).

“My son like so many others, they come back a bit different, they come back hardened, they come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airmen and every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country," she said.

"And that starts from the top. It’s a shame that our military personnel even have to wonder, if they have to question, if they’re respected anymore. It starts from the top.

"The question though that comes from our own president where they have to look at him and wonder, do you know what we go through?"

We hope that Track gets the help he needs.

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