The NFL draft is right around the corner and team general managers are considering things like hand size, 40-yard dash speed, and character issues in deciding who to draft and where to draft. And the difference in draft position can mean millions of dollars for an NFL hopeful.
Former University of Washington star tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is considered one of the top tight end talents in the draft. However, whenever any GM brings up his name, Seferian-Jenkins' drunk driving conviction and his one day spent in jail last year will also inevitably come up, reports The Seattle Times.
It seems unfair that a single mistake could potentially cost Seferian-Jenkins millions of dollars. Still, that is the reality of a drunk driving conviction and trying to build a career while under the microscope of general managers, fans, and coaches.
While not all of us will play in the NFL, most of us do have careers that could be derailed by a DUI. For example, if you drive for a living, you could potentially be fired from your job. Similarly, you won't want your colleagues or boss to see you blow into an ignition interlock device. In addition, potential employers performing a background check may be able to see the DUI in your history preventing you from getting the job of your dreams.
As a result, it is very important that you fight your DUI charge or possibly make a plea deal and avoid a criminal conviction. A DUI can affect you for life. Don't let a single mistake derail your hopes and dreams. Contact a Seattle DUI attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense and learn how we can help you fight your charges. A DUI is a very serious offense. Don't fight your charge alone!