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MLB Pitching Prospect Arrested in Tampa for DUI

According to the Tampa Tribune, a 21-year-old pitching prospect for the New York Yankees was arrested on a DUI charge after Tampa officers spotted him driving in the wrong direction in a one-way lane on Friday, January 24. One cruiser tried to pull the suspect over, flashing the emergency lights, as the suspect was driving west in an eastbound lane. But according to the officer, the suspect turned his Mercedes right, still going in the wrong direction. Another cruiser had to head off the Mercedes before the suspect came to a stop. The suspect was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.102. He was released on $500 bail. This pitcher's performance in the 2010 World Junior Baseball Championship eliminated the U.S. team and won Cuba the bronze medal. He had signed a multimillion dollar deal with the Yankees in 2012.

Not only does a DUI charge threaten your freedom, as a conviction could mean months or even years in jail or prison, but a DUI conviction could threaten the quality of your future. In almost every case, a criminal record is permanent. This means that every job interview, every housing or loan application, will be tainted by this fact. This can be enough to ruin your reputation, to exclude you from a good college, to jeopardize your career and future job prospects, and more. These are not penalties that anyone can afford to live with.

If you or someone you know faces these life-altering penalties, do not hesitate to contact Thomas & Paulk, P.A. At our firm, a Tampa DUI lawyer is committed to defending a client's future and freedom by fighting for their rights every single step of the way. To learn more about your rights and how a skilled legal advocate from our firm may be able to help you, do not hesitate to fill out a free case evaluation today!

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