Whether you're a Canes fan, a Seminole die-hard or you root for the Gators on Saturdays, you'll be disappointed to hear that a walk-on QB for the University of Miami Hurricanes was arrested on September 3. Tucker Beirne set a Christopher Columbus High School record with nearly 8,000 passing yards in his career and, at UM, he was given a chance as a walk-on.
Beirne was arrested in the early morning hours of September 3 and was charged with felony cocaine possession and driving under the influence. The "U" has yet to comment on the incident, but it's probably a safe bet to say that this young man is in serious trouble.
If you've lived in the Sunshine State for any period of time, you know that Florida does not take drug crimes lightly. It's a state known as an entry point for drugs from South America and that's led to stricter laws and law enforcement officers who are on alert for drugs.
It's still unknown what will happen with Mr. Beirne, but if you are facing drug charges of any kind, it's important to act quickly. Federal and state prosecutors will be building their case against you and it's paramount that you have a defense against it.
You may want to speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Doing so will help you get ahead of the process. An experienced attorney might also be able to help you get the charges reduced or even dropped. They may be able to provide assistance that going it alone wouldn't provide.
Source: miamiherald.com, "UM walk-on QB arrested on DUI, drug charges in the Florida Keys," Susan Miller Degnan, September 3, 2016