Ex-Nevada lawmaker Steven Brooks gets probation in resisting arrest case

steven brooks expelledLAS VEGAS — An ex-Nevada state lawmaker has been sentenced in Las Vegas to three years’ probation, with a chance to have a felony resisting arrest conviction reduced to a misdemeanor in a February 2013 domestic violence case.

Steven Brooks also was ordered Tuesday to undergo 24 sessions of mental health counseling as part of a plea that avoided trial in two felony cases.

Brooks’ lawyer, Adam Gill, says Brooks might complete probation in two years.

Brooks also is expected to get probation Thursday in a separate felony firearms case.

The 42-year-old former Democratic assemblyman pleaded guilty in both cases in August and was freed from jail.

He spent 17 months in California and Nevada jails after a March 2013 arrest on Interstate 15 the day he was expelled from the Nevada Legislature.

Ex-Nevada lawmaker Steven Brooks to be sentenced in Calif. case

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly is set to be sentenced.

Steven Brooks pleaded no contest in March to evading a peace officer and resisting arrest in the March 28, 2013 pursuit along Interstate 15. Prosecutors agreed to drop charges alleging he threw an object out of his SUV and attacked a police dog.

Brooks faces two years and eight months in prison at a sentencing hearing scheduled for Friday morning. He is being held in a San Bernardino jail.

The freeway confrontation came hours after he was ousted from the Nevada legislature by colleagues who cited a pattern of bizarre behavior, and said they didn’t feel safe around him.

VIDEO: Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been arrested in California

Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been arrested in California (warning graphic)

BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — 04/02/2013 Authorities say a former Nevada lawmaker who has had repeated trouble with the law is due in a California court after police say he led them on a freeway chase on the road from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Continue reading