Harry Maguire is very unlikely to face any jail time if he is found guilty of charges of aggravated assault and attempted bribery of a police officer, according to a lawyer in Mykonos.
The Manchester United captain spent two nights in police custody after he was arrested during a holiday with family and friends on the Greek island of Mykonos.
Police said there had been an altercation and an exchange of words with an officer who tried to break up a fight.
Maguire denied charges of aggravated assault and attempted bribery of an official.
Zannis Panayotakopoulos, a lawyer in Mykonos, said the charges Maguire faces are all misdemeanours and not the more serious felony charges.
“Bribes are very serious crimes in Greece,” said Zannis.
“But I believe that it has become a misdemeanour. The highest sentence can be five years imprisonment and a fine.
“But most of these crimes have big and heavy fines and definitely not prison time. In Greece, in our legal system, we have second chances.”