According to reports, former major league baseball player and broadcaster for the Arizona Diamondbacks has recently pleaded guilty for his DUI charge. His official charges were for driving under the influence as well as endangerment and by his pleading guilty he was able to receive a much more lenient sentencing and not have to face a lengthy trial battle, and likely more severe
As a result, he has been officially sentenced to four months in jail, however he will be allowed release time for work purposes. Once his four months are completed, he will be under DUI probation for the following three years with an interlock device installed in his car for the first six months of that probation period. During that time he will be allowed to travel out of state, however, he will need to obtain permission prior to doing so.
For Mark Grace, this was his second DUI conviction; his first back in 2003. This time around, in August 2012 he was charges with four counts of aggravated DUI and was looking at the possibility of facing up to 45 months in jail for each count if he did not confess to the crimes. In October 2012 he decided to plead guilty to his DUI with a BAC of .095%. He accepts full responsibilities for his actions and claims that the only person to blame for these consequences his himself.
If you or someone you know has been accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol hiring a Tampa DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible is absolutely essential! At Thomas & Paulk, P.A. we have extensive experience working specifically with DUI charges and we want to help fight for your freedom. In the event of an arrest, having the legal guidance of a skilled attorney will be helpful to ensure that your rights are protected and your freedom well fought for. Contact us today for more information!