Arrested for DWI: New York Knicks’ Jason Kidd

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A DWI charge can happen to anybody–you, me, a friend, even a celebrity. Take the case of New York Knickerbocker’s point guard Jason Kidd who was arrested this past Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated. The star point guard, who was just recently picked up by New York in free agency from the Dallas Mavericks, was involved in a single-car accident in which his vehicle struck a telephone pole and ended-up in the woods near Southhampton, New York.Arrested for DWI: New York Knicks’ Jason Kidd

Mr. Kidd suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital, after which he was transferred to police headquarters for processing. He was held for arraignment and then released on his own recognizance, otherwise known as an “O.R. bond. In the New York State, a driving while intoxicated charge carries the potential for up to one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.

The Knicks signed Kidd less than one week ago in a deal that will pay him roughly $3 million per year. The ten-time NBA All-Star is second on the National Basketball Association’s career list in steals and assists, making him a sure first-ballot Hall of Famer.

A driving while intoxicated charge is a serious offence requiring experienced and qualified legal representation. If you or anyone you know has been arrested or charged with a DWI, call Harmon Smith & Vourvoulias today at 504-680-4303 for a free case evaluation. Our experienced drunk driving lawyers are available to give you the help you need to protect your rights.

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By George Vourvoulias

George is a founding member and managing member of Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias L.L.C., a New Orleans law firm. George concentrates his practice in maritime personal injury, construction litigation, personal injury, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and DUI defense. George Vourvoulias's Google+ Profile