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NFC West wide receiver charged with DUI

Seattle Seahawks fans might be interested in learning that Michael Floyd, a wide receiver for division rival Arizona Cardinals, was charged with two DUI counts a few hours after his team lost their game to the Miami Dolphins. The incident happened around 2:48 a.m. on Dec. 12 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

According to law enforcement officers with the Scottsdale Police Department, officers found Floyd asleep in the driver's seat of his car while it was running. He was charged with the two counts of DUI as well as one count of obstructing the road and one count of failing to obey a police officer.

If Floyd is convicted, he will face a two-day NFL suspension in addition to the criminal penalties. He had a previous DUI in 2011 when he was a student at Notre Dame. Floyd is set to become a free agent at the end of 2016. His pending DUI case could have a negative impact on deals he might be offered. He was a first-round draft pick in 2012.

Drunk driving charges may result in serious penalties if a conviction is obtained, including fines, jail, mandatory alcohol counseling and the loss of driving privileges. People who are charged with DUIs might want to talk to a criminal defense lawyer who has experience defending against DUI allegations. An attorney might find problems with the way in which the stop and testing were performed. If problems happened, the attorney may then file evidentiary motions in order to challenge the admissibility of the evidence. Attorneys may also secure plea offers to lesser charges or sentences that do not involve jail time.

Source: CBS Sports, "Cardinals' Michael Floyd charged with DUI hours after loss in Miami," John Breech, Dec. 12, 2016.

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