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 lawyer with extensive experience in the scientific principles of the highly technological equipment used for these analyses will provide you the best defense.
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.