Darren Collison's lawyer is quoted as saying:
“This is a warm and loving family, and there is no doubt that they will get past this together,” said Portanova, one of Sacramento’s highest-profile defense lawyers and one who is not known to speak too glowingly to reporters about the people he represents, except in the occasional case where he actually believes they are innocent.
So what happened out there, Bill, in the rancher amid the blue oak where the foothills of the Sierra just begin to take shape?
“It’s really a misunderstanding, and we’re working to straighten it out,” Portanova said. “This is genuinely one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met, and we will be working closely with the family.”
Quite the misunderstanding. From this article Kings point guard Darren Collison charged with domestic violence :
Police received a call from a woman — Collison's wife, per CBS13 — who said she was being assaulted, and when they arrived on scene around 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning, they witnessed visible injuries on the woman...
From the first article we learn about Collison's JW affiliation:
One fact that would register as a surprise would be if alcohol was involved.
Collision, 28, is a Jehovah’s Witness, a faith that frowns strongly on overindulgence, and he and his family live around the corner from the Kingdom Hall on Berg Street.
An elder at the Granite Bay hall who only gave his name as Larry vouched for Collison as a practicing member of the congregation.
“Very friendly,” Larry said of Collison. “Cordial, and so forth. He seemed to be respected by everyone.”
And what did Larry have to say about the woman who called the police to help her at 1 am?
Collison’s wife did not attend the meetings with the same frequency of her husband, but, “I’ve seen her a few times,” Larry said.