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Aldon Smith Receives Probation for DUI Charge

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jul 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Any bad news for the San Francisco 49ers is good news for the Seattle Seahawks. Last week, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced to three years probation and 11 days community service following a no contest plea to a drunk driving and weapons charge, reports NESN.

Smith had faced three felony charges; however, the Superior Court judge considered the fact that Smith did not have a criminal record involving violence in ordering probation. Smith was warned that if he violated any of the terms of his probation, he would be sent to jail for 11 days. Court officials maintain that Smith did not receive any special treatment in only receiving probation.

The DUI charges against Smith stem from an incident last fall where Smith crashed his car into a tree in San Jose. Smith measured a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit. While Smith avoided significant criminal penalties for the time being, he could still face administrative penalties from the team or from the NFL -- including a possible suspension. In a relatively short period of time, Smith has racked up an assortment of off the field issues that Commissioner Roger Goodell does not look kindly upon.

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If you have been charged with a DUI in the King County area, you should know that you face potential jail time and other penalties. An experienced DUI defense attorney can assist you in understanding the penalties you face as well as potential options to defend the charge or avoid the most serious penalties.

To learn how an experienced attorney can help your case, contact an attorney at Cowan Kirk Gaston Wolff by calling 1-866-822-1230 to schedule a consultation. You don't have to fight your case alone!

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William Kirk, Partner

Bill Kirk has been named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics Magazine every year since 2003. He currently serves on the Board of Regents to the National College for DUI Defense and is the President of the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice. Bill is one of only two attorneys in this state to pass the National College's Board Certification Exam.

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