Detroit, MI (5-12-15) – Motor City native and former NFL pro Braylon Edwards was arrested in early May on suspicion of being intoxicated and is now facing a “Super DUI” charge.
TMZ Sports got the scoop and, according to their website, Edwards was arrested on May 4th in Scottsdale, Arizona. The details about his arrest are scant, but TMZ says his blood alcohol content was .20, more than twice the state’s legal limit, which is why he received the “Super DUI” charge.
What’s more, Edwards is among the many drunken drivers who don’t learn from their first DUI charge and repeat the offense two or three times. This is reportedly the second time Edwards has been charged with a DUI; his first arrest was in 2010 when he was with the New York Jets.
Edwards got his football career started as a Michigan Wolverine and moved on to play ten seasons in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks.
Edwards arrest brings up a question the DUI lawyers at USAttorneys are often asked: Do states share information about DUI arrests? Yes. They generally do. So, that means any DUI conviction you have from the past in another state will have a bearing on your case and resulting penalties even though you are in a different state. Simply put, an out-of-state DUI conviction is treated the same as if it happened in the state you live or were charged again.
Michigan doesn’t have a “Super DUI” law, but there are circumstances surrounding a person’s arrest that can lead to felony charges. Causing an accident that results in injury or death is one of those circumstances. Being charged with a third DUI within the state’s 7–year look-back period is also another circumstance your DUI can be upgraded.
Intoxicated people aren’t known for making the best decisions which is why nearly 1.5 million Americans are arrested for DUI each year according to the FBI. At USAtttorneys we don’t condone drinking and driving because it’s unsafe and frequently deadly, but we do believe you should exercise your right to defend yourself. We can refer you to an experienced DUI attorney in your area so they can get started on your case and the opportunity to minimize the consequences.
If convicted of your first DUI in Michigan, you face up to 93 days in jail and a 6-month suspension of your driver’s license. You could also be required to install an ignition interlock device in your car and all the costs associated with your DUI could several thousand dollars.
The Haddad Law Firm has a team of dedicated DUI defense lawyers who serve Detroit and the surrounding area. When you retain the firm, you can be confident that someone is defending your rights and doing their best to keep your reputation from being tarnished. They will look for the best approach to take in your case and work to keep you from having a damaging DUI conviction on your record.