A Connecticut judge dropped domestic violence charges against Lions safety Amari Spievey earlier this week, according to his attorney. Spievey has availed himself of that option and his lawyer said that all the charges against Spievey third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct have all been dismissed. A Middletown Superior Court judge told Spievey in April he could have the charges dismissed if he completed a family violence education program. The dismissal allows Spievey to head into the season without any legal issues hanging over his head. Spievey was arrested in March after a dispute with his girlfriend in his hometown of Middletown, Conn., and charged with three crimes from the incident. He’s expected to start at one safety spot for the Lions, who hope to have the oft-injured Louis Delmas alongside him when the regular season gets underway in September.