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Miami Football Player Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

No Drunk DrivingDUI cases are challenging enough for people who spend the vast majority of their lives out of the public eye and/or are not public personalities. When you are a football player in the state of Florida, it takes on a whole new degree of seriousness and scrutiny. This scrutiny can affect how the accused person is judged.
Without the proper legal representation, there can be dire consequences. While many people think of DUI cases and immediately think of prison sentences and injuries, the bigger issue is what happens after that time is served.
Many a person and their family has been affected by restitution payments that just pile on to a debt to society that was long since paid. These excessive payments are incredibly common for people convicted of DUI and the only recourse against them is having experienced lawyers who will fight to make sure you aren’t unfairly punished. This doesn’t even take into account wrongful DUI arrests.
Recently, a Miami football player found himself in a high profile DUI situation. CBS Miami reports on this in a recent article titled “Miami’s Mark Walton Pleads Not Guilty In DUI Case.” J.T. Wilcox of CBS Miami writes, “University of Miami sophomore running back Mark Walton has pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license with knowledge according to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. According to a blog report on The Miami Herald, Walton’s attorney made the not-guilty plea Thursday morning. Walton’s next scheduled court date is yet to be determined, but the State Attorney’s Office said that it should appear on its calendar within the next four weeks. Walton was stopped by Miami police on April 23rd – and according to the arrest affidavit, his breath smelled of alcohol, he had slurred speech and nearly lost his balance when exiting his vehicle. Walton was given a breathalyzer test, where the 19-year-old blew levels of 0.059 and 0.060. Those numbers are under the Florida limits for those 21 and older, but for under-aged drinkers the limit in Florida is 0.02.
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