On May 22, 2003, Hamilton, a resident of West Paterson (now Woodland Park, New Jersey) was arrested for possession of cocaine, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and consumption of alcohol in a vehicle. On Monday May 24, 2004, Hamilton pleaded guilty to cocaine possession.
Hamilton was arrested at his home early Friday morning Feb. 3, 2006, after police signed two complaints against him, alleging that he repeatedly struck his 12-year-old son, Darius. Hamilton was sentenced Friday, Aug. 11, to three years of probation after a plea deal for beating the boy. Police say Hamilton hit his son with an electric cord and surge protector, picked him up by his throat and elbowed him in the chest Feb. 1 after seeing poor grades on a report card.
^via Associated Press. "Giants' Hamilton faces drug charges", USA Today, May 23, 2003. Accessed November 12, 2013. "Hamilton, a 12-year veteran who lives in West Paterson, was traveling on Route 287 in Harding Township when he was stopped around 12:45 a.m. Thursday for having tinted windows on vehicle, said Sgt. Dan Nunn, a police spokesman."