YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED A LAWYER if you have been arrested for DUI.
Alabama’s DUI statute is far and away the most complicated misdemeanor criminal law. This is both good news and bad news for a person charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence). I’ll give you the bad news first.
It is full of traps for the unwary. The penalties for DUI, also called DWI (Driving While Impaired) in some states, change depending on your history, who was in the car, whether you blew, how high you blew and a ton of other factors. Even if you are acquitted of the DUI your license may still be suspended or revoked. And we have not even gotten into the interlock device yet.
Now the good news. DUI can be charged at least 5 different ways in Alabama. There are some very nitpicky rules that the police have to follow in order to make a charge stick. That leaves a good lawyer who knows the law a lot of room to work on your behalf. Also the kinds of deals a prosecutor is willing to make on a DUI differ radically between different courts. So it is imperative that you hire a lawyer, one who both knows the law and is familiar with the court you are in.
I started my career prosecuting DUI’s and other misdemeanors in the District and Circuit Courts of Baldwin County. In the last 5 years I have defended people accused of DUI in nearly every court in South Alabama. Let me repeat- YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED A LAWYER if you have been arrested for DUI.
Don’t wait. Call us now at 251.626.5052 or send us a note.