LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A local resident was sentenced for a felony Criminal Contempt charge on Thursday, which stemmed from an incident in February where he confronted his girlfriend about an order of protection she had put in place.
Derek Getman, 24, asked Judge Dennis Cohen to consider the proactive steps he has taken to get help since his arrest, and was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison with Shock camp eligibility for Criminal Contempt in the First Degree as a second felony offender.
“I took the steps to help this and I’m sorry for what I’ve done,” said Getman. “Hopefully those steps will still be there when I get out.”
Judge Cohen said that the sentence is intended for Getman to move on with life.
“That’s why I’m sentencing you with Shock eligibility, so that you can get out and move on,” said Judge Cohen.
Getman has previous convictions for Criminal Contempt and Attempting to Promote Sexual Performances by a child less then 17 years of age.