Decatur DUI Defense Lawyers
Serving Morgan County & Surrounding Alabama Areas
Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is a serious offense in Alabama. An arrest is an intimidating and stressful experience, especially if you have never faced criminal charges before. You will likely have many questions and concerns about how such an arrest will affect you now and into the future. At such a time, you need a trusted legal professional to turn to for answers, advice, and support.
At White, Oakes, Griffith & Iverson, LLC, we have defended countless individuals throughout Morgan County against all types of DUI offenses since 1998. Our Decatur DUI defense attorneys are well-versed in current law, procedures, and all aspects of a DUI arrest. Analyzing any arrest may turn up flaws, weakness, and legal or technical errors which can be used to challenge the charge. We strongly advise you to take advantage of our skills, knowledge, and committed service.
The following are the types of DUI crimes our firm handles:
- First-time DUI
- Multiple DUI
- Underage DUI
- Drugged DUI
- Commercial DUI
- Felony DUI
- Child Endangerment DUI
DUI arrest? Talk to a Decatur DUI defense attorney about your case and options. Contact us today.
Alabama DUI Laws & Penalties
In Alabama, it is unlawful to drive or be in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher for adults, .04 percent or higher for a commercial driver operating a commercial vehicle, and .02 percent of higher for an individual under 21. You can also be charged with DUI if you are observed to be impaired from alcohol and/or drugs regardless of your BAC level to the point where you are incapable of driving safely.
Penalties for a DUI will depend on whether it is a first, second, or subsequent offense, the level of your BAC, and other facts, such as whether you were driving with a passenger under the age of 14, whether you caused an injury accident, or refused to take a chemical test.
The criminal penalties for a first-time DUI include:
- Up to a year in jail
- Fines ranging from $600 up to $2,100
- A driver’s license suspension of 90 days
Other consequences of a DUI offense include a substance abuse evaluation with any attendant court-ordered programs, community service, increased auto insurance premiums, and possibly ignition interlocks. Second, third, and subsequent offenses carry harsher penalties.
You Can Rely on Our Reputable Team
Defenses are available in DUI cases but you will need a team that knows how to thoroughly investigate your case and apply the requisite knowledge and skills. At White, Oakes, Griffith & Iverson, LLC, we have consistently demonstrated the kind of competence needed to get the best possible results in Alabama DUI cases.