UGA Football Player Arrested For Traffic Offenses

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the AJC, a 19 year-old University of Georgia cornerback was arrested Sunday on two misdemeanor traffic charges: driving on a suspended license and speeding.

Shaq Wiggins was arrested around 10:30 PM Sunday night for driving on a suspended license and speeding.  Wiggins, from Tyrone, Georgia was released an hour and a half later at 12:09 AM Monday morning after Double O Bonding company posted his $2,000 bond.

A good defense for this young man would be to get his driving privilege restored and have his attorney get his charge reduced to Driving Without License on Person.  That way there would be no further license suspension.

Another option would be to plead nolo contendere, or “no contest.”  One issue with pleading nolo would be that if he were to be charged with driving on a suspended license again in the future, that charge would be considered a second offense.  A second offense of driving on a suspended license carries a minimum of 10 days in jail and another 6 months of license suspension.

Wiggins played in 8 out of 12 games this last season and had two interceptions; one that resulted in a touchdown against Vandy and another against Nebraska in the 2014 Gator Bowl.

Luckily, UGA does not suspend their players for traffic violations.

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