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Editor's Note: The above video is from a media session with Aldon Smith on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.

ALAMEDA – The Santa Clara County District Attorney charged Raiders edge rusher Aldon Smith with misdemeanor counts of DUI with a prior conviction, hit-and-run with property damage and vandalism under $400.

Those charges were levied on Sept. 11. His arraignment was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but that hearing has been vacated.

According to the Santa Clara County DA, Smith’s attorney filed a clerks arraignment on Sept. 29, where the 25-year old pled not guilty to the charges against him and a pretrial date was set.

A pretrial conference regarding Smith’s charges is currently scheduled for the afternoon of Nov. 4.

The charges against Smith stem from an Aug. 6 incident that stands as the fifth run-in with the law since the 49ers drafted him No. 7 overall in 2011. It was also his third arrest for alleged DUI.

The 49ers released Smith shortly after his latest arrest, and the Raiders signed him to a one-year contract on Sept. 11.

It’s possible that the NFL will suspend Smith for his latest legal troubles – they are currently under league review -- though that seems unlikely until the legal process has run its course. It is certainly possible.

Smith was suspended nine games by the NFL during the 2014 season for violating the league policies on substance abuse and person conduct.

According to the Santa Clara County DA’s office, Smith could be incarcerated if convicted of the crimes charged against him.

 

Smith has only spoken to the press once since signing with the Raiders, following a Week 1 loss to Cincinnati.