Clanton DUI Defense Lawyer
Located in Chilton County, Clanton, Alabama has a population of about 8,000 and is part of the greater Birmingham metro area.
Clanton DUI Defense Attorney Steven Eversole represents clients facing drunk driving charges and other serious misdemeanor and felony charges. Drunk driving can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony and is among the most serious misdemeanor charges filed by the State of Alabama each year.
Challenging DUI Charges in Alabama
- Probable cause for traffic stop.
- Probable cause for arrest.
- Administration of field sobriety or breathalyzer tests.
- Results of field sobriety or breathalyzer tests.
- Conduct and training of officers involved.
- Maintenance and calibration of breathalyzer
- Statements by defendant, eyewitnesses and officers.
Being charged with drunk driving is often among the most embarrassing and stressful times in a defendant's life. More than 14,000 motorists a year face the charges in Alabama. Often, they are solid, hardworking people who have had little or no previous contact with the criminal justice system.
Each year, the state brings in millions of dollars to the justice system through drunk driving convictions. The average cost to a motorist for a DUI conviction can be as high as $20,000, counting lost wages, increased insurance premiums and other social and legal consequences. Too many will decide the quickest and easiest solution is to quickly plead guilty or no contest in order to put the incident behind them.
Once convicted, some will never be free of the legal system. Some 50,000 Alabama residents have now been charged and convicted of drunk driving three or more times; they didn't count on how easy it would be to be pulled over after having that first conviction on their record. Others will, for a variety of reasons, end up on probation, which can open a new world of endless legal hassles.
However, many of those who contest the charges will not be found guilty. Often a first-offense can be reduced or dismissed. In other cases, your attorney can challenge probable cause or other evidence in seeking a reduction or dismissal of the charges. And, when necessary, your case can be prepared for trial. Making the prosecution deal with your case, rather than rolling over and pleading guilty or no contest, is often the first step toward protecting your rights and obtaining a reduction or dismissal of your case or a suitable plea agreement.
If you are facing drunk driving charges in Clanton, contact Eversole Law LLC for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Don't go it alone. Contact a law firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of motorists throughout the Birmingham area. Fight to protect your freedom, your livelihood and your rights to drive.
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