Alabaster DUI Defense Lawyer
Located in Shelby County, the geographic center of the state, Alabaster is a city with a population of 22,000 located south of Birmingham. In 2009, it was listed on Money Magazine's Best 100 Places to Live.
Repeat DUI Offenders
Mothers Against Drunk Driving ranks Alabama in the bottom half (32nd) of the nation when it comes to drunk driving prevention, in part because of the high number of repeat offenders in the state.
The organization reports there are 54,043 motorists who have three DUI convictions and 22,306 who have been busted 5 times for drunk driving.
Frequently, citizens hear statistics like this and they are in disbelief. However, the reality of the criminal justice system is that it can be hard to break free. Probation has a way of dragging on for years. And having a drunk driving conviction on your record makes it exponentially more likely that you will be stopped by law enforcement, questioned, and charged again.
A first-offense is often the easiest to beat or for an experienced attorney to get reduced. Get help. Don't make the mistake of pleading guilty or accepting a prosecutor's first offer.
Alabaster Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Steven Eversole is the Go to Guy for DUI. Because Eversole Law LLC dedicates a significant portion of its practice to the defense of motorists facing DUI or other serious driving charges, Attorney Eversole has the knowledge and experience necessary to aggressively and thoroughly defend you against drunk driving allegations.
Don't make the mistake of taking the charges lightly. A first-offense Alabama DUI charge is punishable by:
- Imprisonment up to 1 year
- Up to $2,100 in fines
- 90-day license suspension
Additionally, other orders of the court, including court costs, alcohol treatment and probation, can make it more likely that you will not complete the terms and will be back in court to face additional sanctions.
Some 14,000 Alabama motorists face drunk driving charges each year. An Alabaster drunk driving defense lawyer can see to it that your rights are protected. Nationwide, as many as one-third of those arrested and charged with drunk driving are not convicted of the charge in any given year. Aggressive enforcement means more and more motorists are facing questionable or unfair arrest. Job loss, loss of driving privileges, steep fines and jail time make it critical that you seek assistance in protecting your rights.
Avenues for challenging a drunk driving arrest include challenging probable cause for the traffic stop or for the officer's request that you perform field sobriety testing or submit to a breathalyzer examination; the conduct, behavior and training of officers involved; the maintenance records and calibration of the breathalyzer examination; and the review of videotapes or the statements of eyewitnesses or other parties to the arrest. If you are facing a DUI charge in Alabaster or the surrounding area, contact Eversole Law LLC today for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
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