It's nothing new for golf superstar Tiger Woods to have his name in the headlines for both personal issues and also due to run-ins with the law. It proves that athletes and celebrities can have their own issues and demons just like the average person. Recently, the golf star was found passed out in his vehicle with prescription drugs and marijuana in his system.
However, what he was accused of was illegal nonetheless, and he chose to opt for a plea deal in lieu of a charge of driving under the influence. The charge of driving under the influence was dropped by his pleading guilty to reckless driving. The reckless driving charge carries a probationary stipulation which requires his behavior to remain exemplary; if he fails to live up to this requirement, he could be sentenced to 90 days in jail, as well as a fine.
Woods will enter a diversion program, spend a year on probation and pay a $250 fine and court costs in connection with the plea deal. He has already completed a portion of the probationary requirements, including the completion of fifty hours of community service at the Tiger Woods Foundation.
The scenario that Tiger Woods faced proves how a DUI charge can happen to anyone. Also, it shows the different criminal defense strategies one might employ. Each person's DUI/DWI scenario is different. If you find yourself facing similar charges, contact an attorney to help you tell your side of the story and minimize the impact on you and your family.
Source: sacbee.com, "Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving, avoids jail," October 27, 2017