LeBron James' mother is not going to jail after her attorney accepted a prison-free plea deal in her battery case against Miami Beach hotel valet Rockefeller Sorel, the Miami-Dade County, Fla., State Attorney's Office said.
The battery charge was dropped against Gloria James, mother of Miami Heat star LeBron James, and she will have to perform 20 hours of community service and stay away from Sorel as part of her pleading to disorderly intoxication, state attorney spokesman Ed Griffith said Monday.
Gloria James' attorney, Dan Lurvey, also agreed that she will make a $1,000 donation to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Griffith said.
Sorel, who is continuing his civil suit against Gloria James, according to USA Today, approved of the plea deal, Griffith said.
Gloria James was arrested in April after she got into a confrontation with Sorel, a valet at the famed Fontainebleau hotel, according to the Miami Herald.
James was charged with slapping Sorel, according to Reuters.
The civil trial is scheduled to begin in April.
The battery case was not the first run-in with the law for Gloria James.
She was arrested on DUI charges in Akron, Ohio, in 2006 when her son was on the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Cleveland.com.
Instead of being punished on DUI charges, Gloria James pleaded to having control of a car while drunk, a less serious charge, Cleveland.com reported.
As part of her plea deal in the 2006 case, Gloria James was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and replace a window that she kicked out of the back of a police car, the website said.