San Francisco 49ers OLB Aldon Smith received bad news today as he was sentenced to 12 days in County jail. A ruling that was made by a judge in Santa Clara Superior Court, Smith will now have to face the consequences for his actions. According to NBC Bay Area and the San Jose Mercury News Smith’s three felony weapons charges were reduced from felonies to misdemeanors by judge Daniel Nishigaya.
Aldon Smith walking into court for sentencing pic.twitter.com/cWNPnW4ZvX
— Damian Trujillo (@newsdamian) July 18, 2014
In addition to that ruling, Smith was also handed probation for three years on the DUI charges he was involved in back in September of last year as he was involved in a one car accident. According to CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco, he can serve his jail time on a work crew on Mondays, beginning July 28 and in addition already has one day credit for time served.
49ers GM Trent Baalke released a statement saying, “The 49ers organization is aware of today’s proceedings. We are pleased that Aldon has moved past this phase of the process, and will support any action the NFL may take with respect to this matter. The organization will continue to support Aldon’s efforts to grow personally from this experience.”
DUI:court prob for 3 years, *12 days in county jail, with 1 day credit, HOWEVER that can be served on mondays starting july 28 ON WORK CREW
— tracey kaplan (@tkaplanreport) July 18, 2014
Maiocco went on to say:
“Smith must pay a $2,000 punitive fine for the misdemeanor weapons charges and is prohibited from possessing guns or ammunition for the three years he’s on probation. He must also serve 235 hours of community service.
Smith appeared in court a week ahead of the originally scheduled July 25 sentencing hearing. The sentencing was moved up a week due to the prosecutor having a family emergency.”
With Smith’s future in limbo due to the NFL ruling likely taking it’s course sometime within the next couple of weeks, the 49ers will need to count on others to pick up his sack production and OLB Corey Lemonier may be the answer.