Defendants May Feel Pressure to Plead Guilty in PA Courts

Football cornerback Aaron Berry was let go by the Detroit Lions after being arrested twice this past summer in Pennsylvania. Evidently the former Detroit Lions cornerback was arrested after pointing a gun at people from inside of a car and charged with three counts of simple assault.

Arrested Twice This Summer

Earlier this summer, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, when he allegedly hit two parked cars with his BMW. The Lions have seen seven players arrested in as many months.

Berry, who is now a free agent, was set to enter an alternative rehabilitation diversion program, a deal that would have expunged the DUI charges from his police record. However, due to the simple assault charges, the deal may not go through.

Suspended From Playing Three Games

Berry has also been suspended from playing three games due to violations in the NFL’s personal conduct policy, said a league source.

Berry has played with the NFL for two seasons, starting three games last season and just one in 2010.

Berry Says I’m Sorry…

Berry released a statement that said, “Words cannot describe how embarrassed I am right now. I’ve let my family, my teammates, my coaches and the entire Detroit Lions organization, including the fans down and I’m so sorry…. I hope to be able to help some team … win games as I continue to grow as a father, friend, teammate and into the man I want to be.”

Unfortunately, the impact of these arrests may have a permanent impact on this talented young man’s future. If you have been arrested for simple assault, DUI, or any other criminal charge, it is important to take steps to protect your rights immediately so you can limit the fallout and defend your freedom.

Protect Your Rights: Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

Please contact the Harrisburg, PA, law firm of Laguna Reyes Maloney, LLP to schedule a free case evaluation with Roger Laguna or Laura Reyes Maloney: 717-233-5292. You may also contact us online.

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