The fate of a Brooklyn lawmaker arrested on assault charges is in the hands of a jury, NY1’s Josh Robin reports.

Sen. Kevin Parker is accused of six charges stemming from the alleged May 2009 attack on a New York Post photographer. The four-term senator allegedly grew irate when the shutterbug approached his Flatbush home to take photos to accompany a story on Parker’s mortgage problems.

Parker was expected to take the stand in his own defense. But in a last-minute decision, the Democrat ended up not speaking in court.

He also declined to comment, as did prosecutors.

If convicted, Parker faces up to seven years in jail. And if guilty on any of the three felony charges, he would be automatically ousted from his seat, which is in what’s considered a safe Democratic district.