Erin Henderson, a former linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DWI charge earlier this month.
Henderson was released from the team in February after his second alleged DWI incident.
Henderson pleaded guilty May 5 in Carver County Court. He was fined $1,000 and was sentenced to 2 years of probation. The terms of his probation stipulate that he have no driver’s license violations, remain law abiding, complete alcohol treatment and have no alcohol-related traffic offenses.
We wanted to write about this story because it serves as a post-script to his arrest, which we reported on in an earlier post.
We also thought it does a good job of demonstrating the potential fallout of a DWI. You are not a millionaire professional athlete, of course, but that doesn’t mean you are immune to professional, social and familiar consequences of a DWI.
The fallout from a DWI is one of the major reasons why it is important to arrange for a thorough and vigorous defense to any charge that you drove after having too much to drink. That’s to say nothing of the legal consequences, which can include a suspension of your driver’s license, time in jail and/or a very substantial fine.
If you are ever charged with DWI, it may be wise to speak with an attorney. Please know that you are free to contact us at any time. We would be glad to consult with you, review the facts of your case and help you make your best argument in court.