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49ers player arrested for allegedly driving under the influence

If you're arrested on the suspicion of a DUI, you may wish to consider your legal options to protect yourself and your reputation. You cannot be treated as if you're guilty until you are proven to be, and with the right legal help, you might be able to get your DUI charges dropped or reduced. Readers in Baton Rouge may be interested in this news about a 49ers football player who has been charged with drinking while under the influence of alcohol in California.

According to reports from Sept. 20, a popular 49ers player, Aldon Smith, was recently arrested on the suspicion of drunk driving. According to the source, the man was arrested after he was involved in a one-vehicle crash in the area of Silver Creek, California, in Santa Clara County, although police did not comment on the accident or the blood alcohol content of the player. While no additional information was given about the incident, the Santa Clara County prosecutors claim that they may press criminal charges against the football player.

In other recent news, the same player has been faced with a civil lawsuit from a man claiming he was shot at the player's home. With the combination of charges, it is possible that the prosecutors will go ahead with charges for the suspected DUI.

If you find yourself in a similar situation, it's important to remember your legal right to representation and that you are completely innocent until you're proven otherwise. A DUI is a serious charge that could lead to the suspension of your license, a mark on your permanent record, and other serious consequences. A good lawyer may be able to help reduce or eliminate the charges against you, preserve your reputation, and let you move on with your life.

WAFB.com, "49ers' Smith arrested on suspicion of DUI" No Author Given, Sep. 20, 2013

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