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Experienced Harrisonburg Traffic Ticket Lawyer: On Friday, February 6, 2015, Le’Veon Bell, a running back for the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers, was given first offender status. This first offender treatment arose from an arrest for DUI and marijuana possession. At the time of his arrest, Bell was driving a motor vehicle containing himself and LeGarrett Blount. Blount subsequently left the Pittsburgh Steelers team and went to the New England Patriots. Blount was part of the 2015 Super Bowl.
Experienced Harrisonburg Traffic Ticket Lawyer: Bell must also attend a drug/alcohol education class, have a drug/alcohol evaluation and be on probation for Fifteen months. Bell also received a sixty (60) days loss of license. Under the first offender program, Bell will have his arrest expunged if he is successful on probation. Expungement is much more complicated in Virginia.
Experienced Harrisonburg Traffic Ticket Lawyer: Bell will also be suspended, probably for two games, next NFL season for violating the NFL substance policy. Bell probably got this plea offer due to the difficulties of proving impairment by marijuana. Marijuana is classified as a narcotic by law enforcement. Marijuana produces much different effects on the human body than ethanol does. Tests that supposedly work for alcohol do not necessarily work for marijuana. Ethanol is a depressant; marijuana is not. Apples and oranges.
According to Bell’s Lawyer: “I think it would be fair to say that he was relieved to have the hearing, eager to comply with the court’s conditions, and hopefully he will do so in a way that he’ll earn a dismissal and his expungement. . . .”