Tiger’s First Baseman Miguel Cabrera Charged in Florida

     Miguel Cabrera, the slugging first baseman for the Detroit Tigers, was arrested in Florida on February 16th for driving under the influence of alcohol and two counts of resisting an officer without violence.  According to Mark Weinberg with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, he was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail at 12:20 a.m. and released at 7:45 a.m., after posting $1,350 bond.

     Cabrera had not yet reported to Tigers spring training in Lakeland, Florida, and the arrest complicated matters because there were issues to work through with the office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball and the players’ association.  He made one very smart move in the days that followed.  Instead of hiring a “celebrity” lawyer or one with a silk stocking civil background, he retained Michael Kessler, who is perhaps the finest DUI attorney in south Florida.  Kessler is well known nationally and highly regarded by other members of the National College for DUI Defense.  This baseball player chose a formidable DUI defense – not a quick guilty plea. 
Written by Allen Trapp who is board certified by the National College for DUI Defense and the author of Georgia DUI Survival Guide Visit Website

Written by Allen Trapp who is board certified by the National College for DUI Defense and the author of Georgia DUI Survival Guide Visit Website

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