Updates: Aldon Smith, Ottawa County Judge plead guilty to DUIs

Here are a couple of updates to previous blog posts:

San Francisco 49er Aldon Smith has entered a guilty plea to his 2013 DUI arrest (his second DUI) as well as to weapons charges from a 2012 case.  He will be sentenced on July 25th, two days after the 49ers begin training camp.  Smith is facing the possibility of up to 52 months imprisonment for the DUI, but there is a good chance that he will receive probation. Smith will likely face discipline from the NFL as well.

Ottawa County Judge Joseph Hettel plead guilty to DUI as part of a plea deal and was sentenced to two years supervision, undergo alcohol substance abuse treatment, attend a victim impact panel, perform 100 hours of community service and pay fines.  His drivers license will be suspended for one year but he can apply to get a Monitored Device Driving Permit (“MDDP”) which would allow him to drive for the last 11 months of his suspension so long as he drives a vehicle equipped with a breath ignition interlock device (“BAIID”).   Judge Hettel may also face discipline from the Judicial Inquiry Board.

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