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Lane Garrison

No Domestic Violence Charges ...

At Least for Now

4/24/2012 11:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lane Garrison
's lawyer says his client will not be charged with felony domestic violence for allegedly brutalizing his former girlfriend Saturday night ... at least not immediately.

Harland Braun tells TMZ, he spoke with the D.A. this morning and was told prosecutors don't have sufficient information right now to file a case, but that could change as the investigation continues.

A D.A. official tells us the case is under review and it still could be filed ... and that could happen as early as today.

Braun also tells TMZ ... he is getting in touch with the parole board -- Lane is on parole for a 2007 manslaughter conviction -- to see if the board will take action against the actor. Lane is currently being held on a parole hold in Beverly Hills jail.

Lane's former GF, Ashley Mattingly, claims he brutalized her Saturday night and says the surveillance video -- obtained by TMZ -- proves it. Braun says the video does NOT show Lane striking Ashley ... he was merely reaching for the cell phone she grabbed from him.

Braun says he believes his client was convincing when he spoke with Bev Hills detectives, and that's why no immediate charges have been filed.

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The D.A. has requested additional time to investigate the incident before deciding whether or not to file a felony domestic violence charge against Garrison. Garrison is still in custody.

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16.

Bobby    

His story changed completely once the video was released. If he did nothing wrong, why lie in the first place? And it looks to me like, rather than letting him in, he followed her into the garage when the gate opened.

821 days ago
17.

campy    

He just slapped his ho. What's the big deal?

821 days ago
18.

CriticXtreme    

You're a moron with a man1 charge how??? Yet you have a lady? Skeet them then move on or you will continue to have these problems.

821 days ago
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slapntickle    

Hey TMZ , My heart goes out to Lane. He has had some misfortune . I"m not sure exactly what went on between he & lady friend . However some women are vindictive especially when you have Celeb status. I strongly believe he's been set up . I truly wish the absoulute best for Lane . I have seen this mess time & time again . She probably saw something on his phone that set her off , like most people . She was piss & cried Wolf . YES I SAID IT ! ! !

821 days ago
20.

Arthur    

White Rihanna

821 days ago
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