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Titans WR Green-Beckham Ruins NFL’s Arrest-Free Month

maxresdefaultThe National Football League has been ranting and raving over the last few days about September being the first month that an active player has not been arrested since July 2009. This was a great image for the league, which has been notorious for its players being involved in criminal activity. Well, hang on a moment — it turns out that is not the case, after all. Tennessee Titans wide-receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was arrested during a traffic stop for an outstanding warrant regarding an unpaid speeding ticket in Van Buren, Missouri Wednesday, Sep. 30. It turns out “DGB” is not only fast on the field with his 4.49 forty time, but he is fast off the field, too.

Slow Down, DGB

In regards to speeding violations, some police officers are fair and will allow citizens to go at most ten miles per hour over the speed limit, while others enjoy hassling drivers and follow the law strictly. Green-Beckham happened to run into the latter in his home state. The 6-foot-6, 225-pounder was pulled over by Van Buren Police for going 65 mph in a 55 mph zone on Highway 60. When the officer ran Green-Beckham’s license through the system, he discovered there was a warrant out for the 22-year-old’s arrest for speeding in Osage Beach, Missouri. Tennessee’s 2015 second-round selection was arrested and released after paying the $92.48 speeding fine. Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt told reporters he was not going to face any repercussions for the incident, which occurred during the team’s bye week. Green-Beckham has a history with the law. Twice in college, he was arrested for marijuana possession, which caused him to be dismissed from the University of Missouri. Green-Beckham and the Titans return to the field Sunday at 12 p.m. CDT when they host the Buffalo Bills.

Speeding Violations in Tennessee

Speeding is the most common crime ordinary citizens do on a daily basis. Doing it in Tennessee may be one of the worst states to do it in. The state follows an “absolute” speeding law, meaning you can receive a speeding ticket for something as frivolous as going 36 mph in a 35 mph zone.  If a police officer catches you in the act, he can do one of two things: give a warning or hand you a speeding ticket. If the officer does the latter, first time offenders are fined no more than $50, sentenced to jail for no longer than 30 days and can have their license suspended for no longer than six months. Penalties for reckless driving are a bit more severe. You will be fined no more than $500, sentenced to jail no longer than six months and have your license suspended for up to six months. As you can imagine, the more often you speed, the harsher the penalties.

Hire A Nashville Defense Lawyer

There are several ways to elude a speeding ticket: attack the method of how the officer determines your speed, claim you were speeding because of an emergency or claim an officer mistook you for another car. Doing this is difficult in a court of law is difficult, so you need an experienced lawyer on your side. At Turner Law Offices, P.C., we have over 20 years of experience in criminal defense cases. Call us or Request a Free Initial Consultation online today to connect with one of our well-trained lawyers in this field.

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