Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (left) signed with the Lakers this summer despite still going through the legal process from his March arrest. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope appears to be getting clearer from his leagal troubles when he was a member of the Detroit Pistons. The caveat is he may miss some games in the future. His attorney Jeffery Lance Abood, through ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, offered this update with regards to his client:

“While a member of the Detroit Pistons last year, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope plead guilty to a misdemeanor offense of allowing someone to operate his vehicle under the influence. As a condition of that plea, he was subject to extremely strict and challenging compliance terms by the court. Kentavious complied with most of the terms of his probation and he has had no further driving or other infractions since that time. “As a result of his professional basketball work schedule, the court has modified the sentence and released him from probation early so long as he completes an intensive program over the next 25 days. There will be some travel restrictions , but we are pleased that Kentavious will now continue with his NBA season and move forward in a positive manner from this experience.”

Caldwell-Pope was initially arrested back in March for suspension of driving under the influence. While that legal sitatuion moved forward, he signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was forced to miss the December 14th matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers to deal with the legal issues regarding his probation. Directly after the arrest in Auburn Hills, Michigan Caldwell Pope was not allowed to leave the state and ended up missing a few games. That scenario may repeat for the foreseeable future, but there now appears to be a clearer path to a resolution.

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