Sacramento man who tackled a referee at a local youth soccer game sentenced to anger management courses, ban of youth sporting events and more Published Nov. 22, 2022
On Nov. 22, 2022, the Honorable Judge Howell sentenced Vincente Robles Jr., age 35, to one year of formal probation, with 30 days in jail that can be served on alternative sentencing, ordered him to attend anger management courses and pay restitution for lost wages of the victim.
The judge banned Robles from attending youth events during the pendency of this case and ordered the ban to remain in effect for another six months. 
The court also issued a no contact order for the victim for a year, which directs the defendant to stay at least 120 yards away from the victim – the size of a soccer field. 
This comes after Robles plead no contest to battery on a sports official in early October 2022.  
On Oct. 30. 2021, Vicente Robles, of Sacramento, tackled a referee at a Roseville soccer game. The exchange was caught on camera and received a high level of public attention. 
The Roseville Police Department investigated this incident. The crime report was received by the District Attorney’s Office on Nov. 17, and he was arraigned on Dec. 8, 2021.  
Justice is found through many avenues in the criminal legal process. Holding people accountable while ensuring they receive the help they need is one of the many paths of justice the Placer County District Attorney’s Office seeks. 
This case serves as a reminder of the importance of common decency, particularly at youth sporting events.

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