Whenever a sports figure is arrested for DUI, their professional career is on the line. Teams don’t want to have the stigma of having one of their prominent players stuck with such a crime. It shows poorly on their character. Considering that children look up to sports figures, they don’t want a tarnished reputation.
Yet one local player has been given a second chance. Troy Hill, a player for the Los Angeles Rams, was allowed to come back to the team despite a DUI conviction. To help fix his image, he has said that he is going to volunteer with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and other anti-DUI organizations from here on.
People convicted of DUI have a wide range of responses. Some sober up and become advocates against it, as Troy Hill seems to be doing. Others try to sweep it under the rug and pretend it never happened. Still other are unrepentant. But they all have one thing in common, a DUI conviction. That’s a permanent mark on their criminal records. If they get another DUI later, even decades later, that DUI can come back to haunt them. It could sway a jury to convict again or add additional penalties should another DUI happen.
If you have been convicted of DUI once already, you must take steps to avoid a second conviction. The attorneys at our Los Angeles firm are ready to help you. Take a look at our service area page. If you live in one of those locations or anywhere else inside Los Angeles, and you need DUI representation, call us immediately. We are here to help you, and there may be more help than you think.