Drake Bell, the American actor known for his popular role in “Drake & Josh,” the teen series of Disney, pleaded guilty. The incident took place this Wednesday at his hearing. Currently, there are a total of two cases filed against him. The 34-year-old actor had been arrested this year for making an attempt to endanger children. Along with that, he was also held guilty of disseminating harmful matters to the children. He carried out all these toxic activities in 2017 in December. All this information was clearly stated in the documents that belonged to the court.
Drake Bell Has To Decide
For all this time Drake Bell always denied the allegations. However, things were different this Wednesday. He accepted that he was guilty of both the crimes. The hearing took place on virtual platforms this Wednesday. The concerned judge of the case approved that he did plead guilty. It was also stated that endangering the life of the children was a fourth-degree felony that Drake Bell had committed. And “disseminating matter harmful” was a first-degree misdemeanor.
The judge also confirmed the punishment that the Nickelodeon actor will have to face. He will be jailed for a minimum of six months to a maximum of 18 months. He will also have to pay a fine of somewhere around 5000 USD. For his second offense, Drake Bell might have to spend his time in jail for about six months.
Either that or the actor will have to pay 1000 USD as a fine. But it is up to him to make his choice. The judge stated that if the actor makes his decision to go to prison, he will have to go through the “discretionary period” that will go up to three years. Even after Drake Bell gets released, he will have to face a few restrictions that come with the “post-release control.”