Friday, June 6, 2008

Jason Shirley may have to defend himself again against California DUI charges

California DUI attorneys report Jason Shirley may have to defend himself again against California DUI charges, but Shirley said he was not disappointed with a jury hopelessly deadlocked. Shirley said, "It's an opportunity to have another chance at it. I know my (California DUI defense) lawyer is going to take advantage of it and handle it the way he handles it."

Shirley has been on trial for an October California DUI crash. He is accused of driving drunk, crashing into a Fresno apartment and leaving the scene. Jurors said on the California DUI / Drunk Driving charge they were split six for guilty and six not guilty. Many jurors said that he was innocent, per California DUI lawyers.

Shirley's defense team argued two days before the crash; the former Bulldog football star suffered a concussion during a game and that injury made Shirley appear drunk. The district attorney's office is unsure if Shirley will face a California DUI retrial.

Charles Magill's Shirley's California DUI defense attorney says: "I think under the circumstances of this case, it really should settle. I don't think it will. But I think it will get better the second time around."

Shirley was drafted by the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals in April. He wouldn't say how, if at all, this case is impacting his pro football career. Shirley appears in California DUI court later in June. At that time, Shirley should know if he will be retried, according to California DUI lawyers.