D.J. Williams, the Denver Broncos linebacker, arrested for DUI

The Associated Press reports that D.J. Williams, the Denver Broncos linebacker, is scheduled to appear in court in January for a misdemeanor charge of DUI or driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to turn his headlights on while driving. This second DUI arrest occurred hours before Williams was scheduled to appear at the Broncos’ training camp.

Williams was scheduled to appear in a Denver County Court House Thursday morning for his motions hearing, but according to his defense attorney, Harvey A. Steinberg, Williams was unable to attend because he had been injured during last Saturday’s Broncos’ win over the Seattle Seahawks.

The court rescheduled the motion hearing for November 17, 2011, and the DUI trial has been scheduled for January 17, 2010.

Williams was the Bronco’s leading tackler in 2010 but after his November 12 DUI arrest the Broncos stripped him of his captain responsibilities and he now faces a potential multiple-game suspension from the National Football League. This is William’s second DUI arrest in his last seven years of play with the Denver Broncos.

Hiring a DUI Lawyer

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) you may have questions about what to do next. How will this affect your current job or future employment opportunities? What if you have court actions pending such as a child custody case? Do not try to fight a DUI alone. Contact a DUI lawyer for more information. DUI attorneys understand DUI laws and can review the laws of your state with you prior to making any decisions about your DUI case.

DUI lawyers can also help drivers or passengers who have been injured by a driver who was DUI. DUI lawyers can review your car accident and determine if another driver’s negligence caused your personal injuries. State laws vary, and in some states drivers may not be able to file a personal injury claim unless their car accident injuries reach a specified monetary threshold or they suffer serious bodily injury.

DUI arrests and convictions can have serious penalties and high fines. If you have been arrested for DUI, even if this is your first DUI offense, you could be facing probation, jail time, alcohol education classes, mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device or loss of your license. Talk to a DUI lawyer now.

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Beth L. is a content developer for LeadRival, a cutting edge company that helps connect DUI lawyers with DUI clients. Beth L. writes about a variety of DUI topics to help drivers who have been arrested for DUI, getting them the legal help they need.

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