For the third time in less than three months a former University of Miami football player has been arrested.
According to police, former Canes star running back Mark Walton, who now plays for the Cincinnati Bengals, was observed in his vehicle driving very aggressively and illegally.
The 21-year-old now faces felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession and reckless driving.
These charges are all from a high-speed car chase that took place last month in Miami-Dade County.
Walton has already been involved in two other criminal cases.
One is from February in which he’s accused of snatching a phone from a neighbor at his Brickell condo building during an argument in the parking garage.
Walton is also awaiting trial on a misdemeanor drug charge from an arrest in January.
Felony charges of any kind are serious. Felony crimes are prosecuted heavily in the state of Florida, regardless of the degree of the charge. You could be looking at mandatory minimum prison sentences, large fines, and other severe consequences. The prosecution will stop at nothing to seek the highest levels of punishment for those facing felony crimes, especially if they have a criminal past.
After an arrest for a crime, you need to take appropriate steps to protect yourself. The first thing you should do is call our South Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys at Whittel & Melton. We can help you conduct a thorough investigation of the details surrounding your charges and make sure your rights are protected. It does not matter how severe the charges are that you are facing, we will fight aggressively to achieve the best possible outcome on your behalf.
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