Jon Jones Pleads Guity to DWI Charges, Gets No Jail Time
Being Jon Jones isn’t fun right now. In the midst of a global virus, Jones has still managed to get himself in trouble. At this point, it’s almost like clockwork. Just when everyone thinks that Jones has changed his ways, more obstacles get in the way to confirm that he is a changed man. This time, Jones was charged with aggravated DWI, negligent use of a firearm, possession of an open container, and no proof of insurance. Fans, including John McCarthy, thought that Jones would face jail time. However, Jon Jones pled guilty to the DWI charges and will avoid going to jail.
Jon and Punishment for Pleading Guilty
The news of Jon pleading guilty came via TMZ. In the report, it said that Jones struck a deal with prosecutors. Part of the deal included that Jon would receive 96 hours of community custody, one year of administered probation, and a minimum of 90 days of outpatient therapy. Furthermore, Jones would have to complete 48 hours of community service.
“Jon Jones pleaded guilty to his second DWI. The incident happened on March 26, 2020 outside a downtown Albuquerque nightclub, just two months after his probation ended following an incident at an Albuquerque strip club. Jones took responsibility for his actions early on in the case and in doing so the state agreed to 1 year supervised probation,” the statement read. “Normally, the State would be requesting a pre-sentencing report and a recommendation to Substance Recovery Court. However, due to COVID-19, it is not clear the program can accept anyone at this time. “It is also the reason that we are agreeing to the 4 days on CCP with 90 days for turn-in (the metropolitan jail just reported a new case of COVID-19). Jones is still required to complete a minimum of 90 day outpatient treatment, maximum fines and fees, community service, and all other requirements of reporting to probation. His attorney and Mr. Jones have been made aware that if he fails to do this, the State will seek to impose the balance of any jail time without regard for any exceptional circumstances.”