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Mel Gibson Facing Criminal Charges for Assault of Wife Oksana Grigorieva

Prosecutors from Los Angeles District Attorney's office have prepared to file criminal charges against Mel Gibson for the assault of his former wife, Oksana Grigorieva. RadarOnline was first to report the Oscar winning actor and director's attorney, Blair Berk, met with prosecutor John Lynch late Tuesday at the Airport Courthouse in an attempt to convince prosecutors not to charge Gibson. The meeting lasted two hours and insiders predict Gibson will not be able to evade felony or misdemeanor charges regarding domestic violence and corporal injury.

The District Attorney's office is reportedly "certain" there is enough evidence to convict Gibson. If convicted of felony charges, Gibson faces a two year federal prison sentence. If convicted on misdemeanor charges, Gibson faces up to a one year county prison sentence.

The charges stem from a January 6, 2010 incident within Gibson's Malibu estate during which, as Grigorieva alleges, Gibson physically assaulted her and knocked out two veneers from her front teeth while she was holding the couple's newborn daughter, Lucia.

For more: RadarOnline

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