Husband of Reality TV Star Arrested Following Domestic Violence Involving a Child

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jun 12, 2024 | 0 Comments

Christian Dumontet, the husband of Christine Quinn, was arrested in March for an alleged domestic violence incident. Christine Quinn is the former star of the reality television series Selling Sunset. Dumontet also appeared on the show but went by the name Christian Richard. The couple has a two-year-old son who was injured when Christian Dumontet allegedly threw a bag containing a glass bottle at Quinn.  

If you get arrested for a domestic violence incident that inadvertently results in an injury to a child, immediately get in touch with the Lento Law Firm Criminal Defense Team. You can reach us through our online contact form or by calling 888-535-3686

An Unintended Injury  

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, police officers were called out to Dumontet and Quinn's home around 2 pm on March 19 due to a possible domestic disturbance. During this incident, Dumontet allegedly tried to hit his wife with a bag containing a glass bottle. However, he missed and hit their two-year-old son instead. The police did not provide details as to the child's injuries but acknowledged that paramedics were called to the scene and treated the child. 

Dumontet's Arrests 

After the incident, the police arrested Dumontet and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon. He was soon released on bond, yet got arrested the following day for violating a restraining order. He was charged with a misdemeanor and once again released on bond. 

Domestic Violence Injuries Are Serious  

The fact that Dumontet may not have meant to hurt his child makes little difference in terms of his potential legal troubles. Even though the incident occurred in California, a similar situation in New Jersey can result in equally serious legal problems. 

For example, in New Jersey, a victim of domestic violence must be 18 years old or older (or an emancipated minor). However, if a minor child gets hurt in a domestic violence incident, child abuse charges are possible. Even though this isn't a conventional domestic violence charge, consequences can still be serious, as child abuse is a felony-level offense. 

Are you Dealing With a Domestic Violence Incident Involving a Child? 

Domestic violence incidents are bad enough and can result in a criminal process that can dramatically affect your personal and professional life. When a minor child is involved, things can get even more complicated. In addition to criminal penalties, this incident might affect your right to custody of your child. Therefore, the moment you get arrested for domestic violence or child abuse, contact the Criminal Defense Team at the Lento Law Firm. Don't wait until you get charged or have your first hearing. Call us at 888-535-3686 or use our online contact form so we can help you determine your legal options and maintain whatever parental rights you may still be entitled to under the law. 

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