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Will DUI Affect Austin Seferian-Jenkins Draft Stock?

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | May 06, 2014 | 0 Comments

The NFL draft is this week and general managers and coaches will be placing players under the microscope. With millions of dollars at stake for owners, who can blame the owners for the scrutiny?

Former University of Washington star tight-end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is expected to be one of the first of his position selected. Yet despite his stellar numbers and widely being regarded as the top tight end in the draft, Seferian-Jenkins may see several of his peers selected ahead of him. Part of the reason may be a shaky junior season that included a DUI arrest.

A drunk driving conviction can have a much greater impact on your life than criminal charges and paying a fine. There may be workplace consequences and social consequences as well. Austin Seferian-Jenkins is now dealing with this reality as his potential employers will have to consider his character and whether the DUI arrest is truly a red flag.

While it's true that most of us do not hold jobs or will not apply for jobs as highly scrutinized as a professional football player, you should still remember that there are many negative consequences that can spring from a DUI conviction.

Contact a Kirkland DUI Defense Attorney

The impacts of a DUI on your life can be severe. If you have been arrested and face DUI charges, you should consider working with an attorney. Your attorney can help explain your options and defenses. Your attorney can walk you through the potential criminal penalties as well as the non-criminal results of a conviction. Your attorney can also help you strategize on your next steps and ways to avoid the conviction.

To learn more about how a Kirkland DUI attorney can help you, contact Cowan Kirk Gaston Wolff at 1-866-822-1230.

About the Author

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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