Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch is currently battling a DUI charge in California.
Lynch had made motions to suppress evidence and dismiss the case. However, a California judge denied both motions last week, reports The Olympian. So the jury trial for Lynch's DUI is still scheduled for December 27th, just days before the Seahawks' regular season finale.
To prevent any impact on the football season, Lynch's attorney has indicated that he will seek a continuance. In special circumstances, a court may continue a case to a later date to accommodate a party. It's not clear if a potential impact on a football game will warrant a continuance.
The charges that Lynch face stem from an incident in July 2012. The 27-year-old running back was back home in Northern California when a police officer observed him driving erratically on the highway weaving in and out of lanes and nearly colliding with several cars. After being pulled over, Lynch reportedly failed a field sobriety test and tested positive on a blood alcohol breath test. Lynch pleaded not guilty to the drunk driving charge.
Individuals facing a DUI charge in the Seattle or King County areas should be aware that there may be ways to fight the DUI charge without completely disrupting your life. Too often, individuals simply make a guilty plea or don't bother to fight the charge because they believe that to be the easier option. However, a DUI on your record can have serious repercussions and you should consider fighting the charge.
With the assistance of an experienced Seattle DUI attorney, you can fight a drunk driving charge while minimizing the impact on your life. To learn how an attorney can help your case, contact Wolff Criminal Defense by calling 425-284-2000.