Jefferson County DUI Lawyer
The most populous county in Alabama, Jefferson County is home to more than 650,000 people. Name for Thomas Jefferson, it sits on the southern base of the Appalachian Mountains. Sitting at the center of the Birmingham metro area, Jefferson County is among the largest and most diverse regions in the state.
About Jefferson County
- County Seat is Birmingham.
- County Jails are in Birmingham and Bessemer.
- County courthouses are located in Bessemer and Birmingham.
- Adjacent are Blount County, Bibb County, St. Clair County, Shelby County, Tuscaloosa County and Walker County.
- Served by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
Jefferson County Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Steven Eversole is dedicated to fighting for the rights of motorists facing serious criminal charges, including charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. At Eversole Law LLC, we believe strongly that every motorists facing DUI charges in Jefferson County deserves immediate access to experienced legal representation.
It's a mistake to take these charge lightly. Even when they are filed as a misdemeanor, drunk driving charges carry serious penalties. A first-offense drunk driving charge in Alabama is punishable by up to a year in jail and a 90-day license suspension. And, while it may be unusual for a first-time offender to spend a year in jail, a quick guilty plea or no contest plea and probation can leave that time hanging over your head. Failure to successfully complete the requirements of probation can result in a jail sentence with little or no ability to contest the penalties down the road.
More than 14,000 motorists are charged with DUI in Alabama each year, according to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, making it among the most common charges filed in the state. The challenge often lies in the fact that so many who are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs have little or no experience with the criminal justice system.
A quick plea to a prosecutor's first offer is a mistake for a whole bunch of reasons: If not properly structured, requirements of probation or other orders of the court can be difficult to comply with and may lead to additional legal problems; a conviction can result in job loss or the inability to hold certain jobs or occupational licenses and may need to be disclosed on job applications throughout your working career. And having a drunk driving charge on your record is a real good way to get stopped and charged again. Penalties for subsequent offenses can result in jail time of a year or more. And, in case you think there is little chance of being busted again, consider this: About 50,000 motorists in Alabama have three or more DUI convictions on their record. Do you think they are hopelessly irresponsible alcoholics or do you think it's just as likely they are being stopped by police officers looking for offenders who see the conviction pop up on their driving record? Ask an offender how easy it is to be pulled over in the year or two after a conviction and we suspect you will get your answer.
By some estimates, a drunk driving conviction may cost as much as $20,000, including fines, jail time, missed work, court costs, treatment and probation fees and increased insurance premiums. Don't go it alone. Call Eversole Law LLC today for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
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