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Donovan McNabb jailed after 2013 DUI arrest and San Diego DUIs

On Behalf of | Apr 18, 2014 | Firm News |

It is rare to see someone with financial resources to do jail time on what appears to be a generic DUI.

One likely reason is the lack of custody alternatives for an out of state driver.  I had a client from Los Angeles not be eligible for any programs due to all San Diego alternative custody programs not be feasible in Los Angeles and with her job.  In San Diego there is several forms of “custody”. The court sentences an individual to custody time.

The attorney and individual seeks out the best program they are eligible for as well as qualify for.  For example, CPAC allows you to go to work, DUI programs, and home.  You really cannot deviate from those routes.  CPAC does not work for my client who is a supplier for a popular drink and drives all around San Diego.

It is key for a DUI criminal defense attorney to know what programs is available and find out about what fits the life of your client.Below is the article on D McNabb. 

Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a misdemeanor DUI arrest late last year.

Donovan McNabb

Maricopa County Sheriff’s OfficeFormer NFL QB Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest.

Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released Thursday morning.

“I have had other high-profile athletes who have been incarcerated with no problems, and this latest athlete follows that same pattern,” Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio said.

McNabb, 37, was arrested Dec. 15 on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community east of Phoenix, according to court records.

A copy of the citation shows McNabb was stopped on the Loop 101 freeway just after 3 a.m., and radar clocked his Range Rover at 81 mph in a 65-mph zone. He also was cited for DUI, but no information about blood-alcohol level was on the citation.

McNabb pleaded guilty on March 27, and nine days of his sentence was suspended.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office released McNabb’s mug shot Thursday morning, and that started a media frenzy about the arrest, which had not been previously reported.

McNabb’s Phoenix-based attorney, Stephen Benedetto, didn’t immediately return a call Thursday seeking comment on the case.

McNabb played 13 years in the NFL after being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the second overall pick in 1999.

He led the Eagles to four straight NFC championship games from 2001 to 2004, and one Super Bowl berth that ended in a 24-21 loss to the New England Patriots in 2005.

McNabb played for the Washington Redskins in 2010 and Minnesota Vikings in 2011 before retiring. He currently co-hosts a sports talk radio show on Fox Sports 1 and has a home in the Phoenix area.

Fox Sports 1 released a statement that read: “We’re aware that Donovan McNabb was charged with DUI four months ago in Arizona. We have discussed this situation with Donovan at length, and we’re convinced that he understands the gravity of his offense and is sufficiently contrite. The legal process has been concluded and we plan no further disciplinary action at this time.”

The full article can be found here.

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges.  Whether you have been charged of a San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Ocean Beach DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI it is vital you need to hire an attorney who knows how to defend your rights and can determine if the government can prove their case.  Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz now for a free case evaluation at 858-751-4384 or send an email to [email protected].

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