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Reuben Foster’s misdemeanor ammunition charge dismissed due to federal injunction

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The legal process is going to take some time for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, but one charge has been dismissed. The Santa Clara District Attorney’s office announced on Monday that the misdemeanor ammunition charge has been dismissed due to an injunction prohibiting enforcement. A San Diego district court judge issued the injunction and it is currently under review by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

This Office charged Reuben Foster with two felony counts stemming from acts of domestic violence that occurred on February 11, 2018. Mr. Foster was also charged with one felony count for possession of an assault weapon and one misdemeanor count for possession of a large capacity ammunition magazine. This Office has been advised that a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California in San Diego has issued an injunction prohibiting enforcement of the misdemeanor ammunition charge, pending review by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In light of that injunction, this Office intends to ask the Santa Clara County Superior Court to dismiss the misdemeanor charge at the next court date scheduled for April 30, 2018.

If the injunction is lifted at some point, Foster could still end up facing this charge. But for the time being, he will not face the misdemeanor ammunition charge. This leaves him facing three felonies, including domestic violence, forcefully attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime, and possessing an assault weapon.