A drunk driving charge will have an immediate impact on your life, affecting your driving privileges and freedom. Alabama residents are subject to one of the severest set of penalties for DUI in the country. When charged with a DUI, it is imperative to get a lawyer involved immediately.
Mounting a Solid Defense
Contrary to popular belief, suspects do not have to take part in field sobriety tests. Nor are you required to take a breath test in the field. Consenting to either field sobriety tests or a field breath tests provides the officer with probable cause to arrest you.
Alabama residents are, however, required to consent to a Breathalyzer test to be administered at the police station. Often, this is the main point of evidence in the prosecution’s case against you.
I take care to examine carefully all details surrounding your arrest. Was the breath machine maintained and properly functioning? Was the traffic stop legal? Did the police administer the Miranda statement?
We examine precisely these types of questions for your defense. Deviation from any single procedure can lead to the dismissal or reduction of the charges.
I’ve spent my life helping people charged with DUI and other crimes. I know you rely on your ability to drive to make a living. I work to ensure you can keep your license or limit the suspension. I care about every client’s needs, and fight for your rights every step in the process.
Often, people do not realize the trouble they cause by simply pleading guilty to DUI charges. I can help avoid long-term damage to your record, and to your wallet.
If you have been charged with a DUI, be sure to consult an attorney within 10 days. Contact my office to schedule a consultation on what I can do to help you.