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Lane Garrison

Avoids the Slammer in

Domestic Battery Case

1/25/2013 2:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0125-lane-garrison-ashley-mattingly-tmzLane Garrison will NOT get locked up for the alleged attack on his ex-GF Ashley Mattingly ... after striking a deal with prosecutors that requires the actor to complete A TON of self-help classes.

We broke the story ... Garrison was arrested last year after allegedly slapping the former Playboy Playmate during an argument at her L.A. apartment building.

Lane was initially arrested for felony domestic violence ... and could have faced serious prison time since he was still on parole for a 2007 manslaughter conviction.

But today, we've learned Garrison reached a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanor domestic battery ... and in exchange, he was sentenced to 36 months of unsupervised probation and was ordered to complete the following:
-- 52 AA meetings
-- 8 hours of community service
-- 52 domestic violence classes

He was also ordered to stay away from Mattingly at all times.

For his part, Garrison denied ever hitting Ashley ... claiming he was simply trying to wrestle his cell phone out of her hand after she snatched it away from him.

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KanyeWest    

We need more news

533 days ago
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EarlyCuyler    

One should never shoot at gas cans inside the house. Don't know who these people are. Just thought I'd share.

533 days ago
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Miz Val    

His behind should have done some jail time but this is what happens when you are accused and caught the 1st time .But I bet it was not the 1st time he put his hands on her.

533 days ago
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