"We are pleased that the District Attorney's Office has very carefully reviewed all the evidence in Ms. Barton's matter and has chosen to file only misdemeanor charges against her," E! Online quoted Barton's attorney, Anthony Salerno, as saying in a statement released by her publicist.
"The D.A.'s Office is to be commended for treating this case the same as it would any other matter, Ms. Barton has received no special treatment, and they have done the same diligent review that they do in every case.
"As previously stated, Ms. Barton has taken full responsibility for any mistakes in judgment that she may have made. We will, of course, conduct a full review of all evidence received from the D.A.'s Office before making any final decisions on the resolution of the legal issues, but we are confident that this matter will be handled by both sides in a professional and respectful manner," Salerno added.