Steely Dan Singer Donald Fagen Avoids Charges in Assault Case, for Now

Musician’s case could be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for a year

Last Updated: January 25, 2016 @ 1:42 PM

Whoever your lawyer is, Donald Fagen, don’t lose that number.

Steely Dan singer Fagen won’t be charged in an assault case stemming from an alleged incident earlier this month, at least for now.

Fagen appeared in court in New York on Monday and agreed to an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap. Meaning that, if Fagen can stay out of trouble for the next year, the case could be dismissed — though there is no guarantee that it will be.

Fagen, 68, was arrested Jan. 4 on misdemeanor charges of harassment and assault. According to Rolling Stone, Fagen was accused of getting into an altercation with his wife, Libby Titus, during which he allegedly pushed Titus into a marble window frame, causing her to fall into the frame, resulting in swelling and bruising to her right arm.

Fagen was also reportedly issued an order of protection, warning him to stay away from Titus following the alleged incident.