A star basketball player may be facing consequences after a recent driving incident. The University of Missouri Mizzou forward ,Jordan Barnett, was arrested and charged with DUI. If convicted, he could face legal penalties as well as penalties imposed by the school.
Earlier in March of 2018, the man was arrested around 3:30 a.m. on a Saturday. He was charged with DUI and failing to stay in one lane at the time of the arrest. Few other details are available about the incident at this time.
The school has gone on the record to say that it is aware of the incident. The player is one of the stars of the team, and the incident could result in possible suspension. A suspension could jeopardize the success of the team for the season, as one of the players has only recently returned from an injury, but unfortunately, when student policies are violated, there are consequences. The exact punishment for the player is still unclear, and some are turning to the student athlete handbook to try and figure it out.
In Missouri, a DUI comes with certain consequences, but there are options for individuals to fight the charges. The prosecutors will have to prove their case and show that the man is actually guilty of the crime. In the meantime, a person charged with a crime has the right to defend against the charges, but he or she does not have to go it alone. Many choose to rely on the experience of a criminal defense attorney, who has the ability to help build a strong defense against allegations of crime.
Source: ksdk.com, “Mizzou forward Jordan Barnett arrested for DWI“, March 10, 2018