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Aldon Smith sentenced to 12 days for vehicle charges

Aldon Smith
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The San Francisco 49ers All-Pro outside linebacker Aldon Smith's charges have proven to be minimal. Smith's gun charges were later reduced to misdemeanors, according to Tracey Kaplan.

His sentencing was moved up by one week due to a family emergency with the prosecutors. Smith apologized for his actions to the judge during the sentencing. The prosecutor told the judge that Smith was partying with members of the Norteño street gang on the night the guns were seized.

Smith was sentenced to 12 days in county jail with one day credit for the DUI charges which includes three years of court probation. He was also sentenced to 12 days with 1 day credit for the gun charges, but it will be concurrent the DUI charges. Smith will also be given 235 hours of community service. Lastly, Smith was fined $2,000 and is not allowed to possess guns or ammunition during the three years of his probation.

The 11 days in jail can be served on a weekly Monday work crew which begins on July 28. It's possible he can serve 11 consecutive days as an alternate to 11 Mondays on work crew.

Now the attention shifts to how long Aldon Smith could be suspended by the league. He previous served a self-suspension in rehab after his DUI last September where he missed five consecutive games during the 2013 season. When Smith was absent in 2013, Dan Skuta and Corey Lemonier filled in as the outside linebacker in rotation and the 49ers would go on a five-game winning streak without him.

Last April, Smith was arrested on suspicion of making a false bomb threat at the LAX airport in Los Angeles. Prosecutors did not charge him for this incident.

Smith has the single-season franchise record for with 19.5 sacks as he passed Fred Dean's previous record in 2012. He has been one of the most dynamic pass rushers on the 49ers in three seasons and has 42 sacks in 43 regular season games.

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