T.J. McDonald pleads no contest to wet reckless. DUI dismissed

January 16, 2017

TJ McDonald faces DUI charges

To follow up on our previous news reporting, recently, NFL Safety T.J. McDonald pleaded guilty to one count of reckless driving involving alcohol, commonly known as a wet reckless.

The 25 years old Ram’s player was accused of a DUI on May 10, 2016. Mr. McDonald plowed into a parked vehicle in Woodland Hills, Ca, while being intoxicated. Following the car crash, he was arrested for the suspicion of driving while being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The criminal court case, which lasted for eight months, has been finally resolved with a plea to a reduced charges of a wet reckless.

Mr. McDonald resolved his case for a plea bargain offer of agreeing to be placed on 3 years of summary probation and 200 hours of community work. In addition, McDonald agreed to attend a 3-month alcohol program and one-month residential drug treatment programs. Lastly, he must pay the court cost and the fine of around $1,900, and he stipulated to liability for the restitution to the owner of the damaged vehicle. The restitution hearing was scheduled for April 10 where the amount of the restitution will be determined by the court.

The Rams selected McDonald in the third round of the NFL Draft in 2013. He played 53 games for the LA Rams. Now he is a free agent.

As you can see, facing DUI charges does not necessary mean that you will be found guilty of a DUI. With aggressive litigation and relentless defense from an experienced DUI attorney, you can get your DUI dismissed or reduced.

Similar to the above-mentioned case, a DUI can be dismissed or reduced to a wet reckless, dry reckless or a number of other charges.   In contrast to a DUI, a wet reckless is a much better disposition because it leads to potentially less jail time, lower fines, no license suspension or installation of ignition interlock device. Yet, wet reckless is not necessarily the best result. Los Angeles DUI attorney can get a further reduction to an exhibition of speed or even dismissal of all charges.

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Please call (818) 921 7744 our office to see how you can get dismissed. We are happy to provide free consultation anytime.

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