DUI Attorney in Dothan
Seeking the Best Possible Outcome
Have you been charged with driving under the influence (DUI)? The consequences of a conviction can be serious and impact your entire life. At the Reid Law Firm, our DUI lawyer in Dothan provides effective legal representation for our clients and always fights to protect their rights. We have a strong track record of success in criminal defense cases.
Get in touch with us today at (334) 319-8225 to get the legal advice you need.
DUI Law in Alabama
The consequences of a DUI conviction can vary for a first offense, second DUI, and subsequent offenses. You could be facing jail time, fines, the loss of your driver’s license, and other consequences. When you are facing DUI charges, you need an attorney with sufficient knowledge of the law and experience representing clients in criminal court.
First Offense DUI
- Up to 1 year in jail
- Fines between $600 and $2,100
- Up to 90 days driver's licenses suspension
Second Offense DUI
- Between 5 days and 1 year in jail
- Fines between $1,100 and $5,100
- Up 1 year driver's license revocation
Third Offense DUI
- Between 60 days and 1 year in jail
- Fines between $2,100 and $10,000
- Up to 3 years driver's license revocation
A Ignition Interlock Device may be required for some sentences depending on aggravating circumstances.
Alabama Implied Consent Law
The law of "implied consent" means that by having a driver's license, you submit to take a BAC test when a police officer asks. In Alabama, you are required by law to submit to a test after being arrested for DUI. If you refuse to submit, your license will be suspended for 90 days.
Defense Strategies for DUI Charges
There are a few possible defense strategies for DUI charges. The most appropriate strategy depends on the specifics of your case and whether this is your first offense or if you have past DUI convictions. We begin with a thorough review of your case and any evidence against you to develop the most effective strategy possible.
Our attorney can help with the following:
- A comprehensive analysis of the case
- Careful defense preparation
- Conducting a thorough review of the evidence
- Challenging evidence whenever possible
Consequences for Your Driver’s License
Like many other states, Alabama DUI law includes both criminal penalties and an administrative driver’s license suspension. Losing your driver’s license can interfere with your ability to earn a living or even run simple errands for your family. Following an arrest for DUI, you only have 10 days to file an appeal to avoid your license suspension. Our DUI attorney in Dothan takes the time to understand your needs and advocate on your behalf in criminal court and with the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
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