Sep 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) celebrates after forcing a quarterback fumble against the Green Bay Packers during the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Did 49ers' Aldon Smith receive preferential treatment from law enforcement?

While the San Francisco 49ers are hopeful that linebacker Aldon Smith will return to the team in ‘a couple of weeks’, it’s looking like he’ll be facing more problems when he returns.

Smith, who is currently facing felony weapons charges, was arrested for driving under the influence earlier this season. It resulted to in a trip for rehabilitation but now, according to NBC Bay Area, Smith may have received preferential treatment while he was detained.

Per NBC Bay Area:

Smith enjoyed an expedited trip through the Santa Clara County Jail, according to court records and information uncovered by the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit, and was released several hours earlier than standard procedure is supposed to allow.

The Investigate Unit has also confirmed Smith was invited to the sheriff’s shooting range more than a year after three illegal assault weapons were found at his South Bay home.

Smith reportedly spent just over an hour and a half detained before he was taken home, far less then the five (minimum) to eight hour window those arrested for similar offenses are to stay. In addition, as reported above, Smith was also reportedly invited to the sheriff’s shooting range despite his ongoing legal problems.

When it rains, it pours, though this is all pretty much self inflicted on Smith, if true.

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