Timberwolves forward Al Jefferson will most likely enter a plea agreement to prevent his drunk driving case from going to trial, according to his lawyer Emanuel Serstock.
The NBA star was arrested February 27 near downtown Minneapolis on suspicion of driving under the influence. Serstock said he will present the city attorney's office a pleas agreement that will include a sentence of two years probation, a $300 to $1,000 fine and forty hours of community service.
“Al has taken full responsibility in this matter, and he's ready to get the situation resolved,” Serstock said.
The 25 year-old basketball player is facing a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
Serstock was confident that a plea agreement will be reached with the city attorney's office before Jefferson's May 27 pretrial date, as Jefferson has no prior DUI arrests.
DUI charges are a serious matter, and it is important for anyone who has been accused of driving under the influence to have an experienced attorney on their side. If you would like to know more about DUI charges and the law, contact the Seattle DUI lawyers of the Cowan Kirk Gaston Law Firm at 866-822-1230.