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Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs Charged with DUI after Fatal Crash

Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs Charged with DUI after Fatal Crash

Henry Ruggs III is facing two felony charges in connection to a fiery crash that left a woman dead and Ruggs’ female passenger injured during the predawn hours of Tuesday, Nov. 2.

According to court records, the wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving. According to prosecutors, Ruggs had a blood alcohol content twice that of Nevada’s legal limit and was driving 156 mph when he slammed into the rear of a Toyota Rav4, which burst into flames.

The driver of the Toyota, a 23-year-old woman, and her dog were killed in the collision. Ruggs and his female passenger were injured and taken to the hospital, where the latter remains, according to the latest reports.

The charges against Ruggs are extremely severe. In Nevada, a conviction for a DUI that resulted in someone else’s death can be punished by up to 20 years in prison. If Ruggs, 22, were to receive a penalty nearly as severe, his career with the NFL would effectively be over – if it isn’t already. Our attorney explains the penalties that Ruggs could be looking at to KTNV and the Las Vegas Review Journal, as well as the importance of certain evidence being used in his case. 

Think about what it would mean for your life if you were charged with a DUI – what do you have to lose? Although only the most severe offenses are charged as felonies, you can still spend time in jail, lose your license, and have to deal with a criminal record that follows you forever.

Sometimes people pay the consequences of a DUI before they're even convicted. We're specifically talking about bail here, which can be set so high that you may spend a good amount of time in jail even if you ultimately beat your charges. 

Ruggs was able to post $150,000 bail when similar incidents could lead to many more hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars in bail. We explained how this was possible to KTNV, but the point is that Ruggs is free now to prepare his defense and get his affairs in order if he anticipates a conviction.

Even you, though, can have your bail reduced to a reasonable amount and can get the chance you need to fight your charges –that's where we at the Law Office of Chip Siegel, Esq. can help.

In more than 25 years of practice, our attorney has been able to help many people successfully defend against DUI charges or reduce their charges to less serious offenses. If you’ve been charged with a DUI, now’s the time to seek experienced private counsel that can help you fight your charges and potentially mitigate their impact.

Learn more about what the Law Office of Chip Siegel, Esq. can do for you by scheduling a consultation. Call (702) 430-7531 or contact us online now to request yours!