San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence. The former Mizzou star defensive end entered his pleas on Wednesday at a Santa Clara County Superior Courtroom in San Jose.
According to prosecutors, Smith could face a sentence ranging from spending no time to a max four years, which will be decided by a judge. Smith’s sentencing date is July 25, which is two days after the start of training camp for the 49ers.
In November 2013, Smith pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon. Police found three assault rifles after responding to a complaint about a party in June 2012 at Smith’s home. At that party, Smith fired a handgun in the air and was stabbed as two other people were shot. It’s worth noting, the rifles were legally purchased in Arizona, but they are illegal in the state of California.
In September 2013, Smith ran his car into a tree in San Jose and was charged with DUI.