Aldon Smith was sentenced to 11 days on a work crew and will be given probation for three years.
On Friday, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced to three years of probation and will be obligated to work 11 days on a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunk driving and gun charges.
According to the Associated Press, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Daniel Nishigaya reduced the felony counts of assault weapon possession to misdemeanors. The judge cited Smith’s lack of a violent criminal history as a reason for the reduced sentence.
Smith must participate in 235 hours of community services and pay approximately $4,000 in fines.
”In the end, we treated Aldon like any other person in similar circumstances,” Santa Clara County District Attorney Brian Buckelew said. ”We’re optimistic that the punishment will be sufficient to get him on the right track.”
The charges relate to a 2012 shooting incident at Smith’s home. The drunk driving charges were from a DUI Smith received in this past Fall.
Smith could still face suspension by the NFL for his conduct violations and possibly from an additional arrest at the Los Angeles Internal Airport back in April.
Smith was named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro team in 2012. He missed the 2013 season after the 49ers put him on an indefinite leave of absence.