Bessemer DUI Defense Lawyer
An area rich in iron ore and limestone, Bessemer, Alabama is a city of 30,000 located southwest of Birmingham. Originally named Brooklyn, Bessemer is a city that owes its name to Sir Henry Bessemer, who is famous for his steel making process.
Bessemer Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Steven Eversole has built a solid reputation in the Birmingham area as the Go to Guy for DUI. At Eversole Law LLC, we understand the embarrassment, hardship and financial uncertainty that comes with a drunk driving charge. And we understand the threat of job loss and that finances are often a concern. We are here to help.
Bessemer DUI Charge
What to Do
- Remain polite at the scene.
- You are under no obligation to submit to field sobriety testing.
- Refusal to submit to a breath or blood test will result in a license suspension (your license will be suspended anyway if you are convicted and you will be denying the state a key piece of evidence used to convict you).
- You have just 10 days to appeal your license suspension through the Department of Public Safety.
- Contact an attorney.
- Plead not guilty at the arraignment; ideally, your attorney will at your side and working on the case; putting prosecutors on notice that you intend to fight the charge.
Each year the state of Alabama charges more than 14,000 motorists with drunk driving. Penalties can include the loss of your license, jail time, fines and court costs and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. Job loss is a frequent result for those convicted. Whether a misdemeanor or felony, drunk driving charges in Alabama are the most serious charges many motorists have ever faced.
Despite the continued decline in drunk driving accidents over the past two decades, law enforcement continues to put outsized emphasis on accusing motorists of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. And state and national politicians continue to pass tougher laws and to make overtime funding and other resources available to combat the perceived threat. The result is that many motorists are facing questionable or unfair arrest. And those that plead guilty instead of fighting are setting themselves up for the consequences that come with having a permanent criminal record and the increased penalties that will result from a subsequent arrest and conviction.
No one plans to be charged with drunk driving in Bessemer once, let alone twice. Yet an estimated 50,000 Alabama motorists had three or more drunk driving convictions on their criminal record in 2010 – a testament to the fact that having a drunk driving conviction on your record increases your chances of being pulled over and arrested again. If you are facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Bessemer or elsewhere in the greater Birmingham metro area, contact Eversole Law LLC today for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
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