Alabama DUI Overview
Alabama DUI (Driving Under the Influence) convictions can have serious and devastating effects on your life. If you are faced with such a charge, immediately contact an attorney knowledgeable in this area of the law. Under current Alabama laws, an individual with two glasses of wine at dinner might be charged with a DUI without even making a single driving error.
DUI cases are very complicated to prosecute. They involve subjective observations by the officer. It is his opinion, based on his observations, that determines whether you should be arrested for DUI. An Alabama officer, predisposed to look for a drunk driver, should be forced to thoroughly explain his observations and opinions.
Technical points of the Alabama DUI law determine whether a traffic stop is permissible, and whether evidence gathered as a result of that stop will be admissible at trial. With years of experience in identifying the specific legal issues involved with DUI stops and investigations, The Smith Law Firm can provide the expertise to analyze each case thoroughly.
Furthermore, breath and bodily fluid analysis can be flawed. Only a lawwyer with extensive experience in the scientific principles of the highly technological equipment used for these analyses will provide you the best defense.
Know the “TEN DAY RULE”
One of the most severe consequences of a DUI charge is the loss of your privilege to drive in Alabama for up to one year. People have to make a living, and to make a living, we all have to drive. Saving your license can be the single-most important benefit of contacting our office immediately upon being charged.
The “Ten Day Rule” refers to certain requests that must be made within ten days of a DUI arrest in order to maximize your chances of being able to drive. Begin your search for an attorney immediately upon being charged. Make sure you give him or her ample time to file the necessary paperwork to ensure the maximum opportunity to save your privilege to drive and make a living.
Refusal to consent to testing
Alabama DUI law has additional penalties for any person that refuses to take a chemical test of their blood, breath, or urine following their arrest for driving under the influence.
Refusing to consent to a test carries with it a 90-day driver’s license suspension, with zero chance of a restricted license during that time. Your refusal will also likely be used against you in the criminal court case, arguing that this is consciousness of guilt.
Monthly payment plans are available for Alabama DUI defense. Our Alabama DUI defense payment plans are set up in-office on a case by case basis. Please contact The Smith Law Firm for complete details on our driving under the influence monthly payment plans for legal defense.