Opelika DUI Defense Lawyer
Located in east central Alabama, Opelika is a town of 27,000 residents in Lee County. It's part of the Columbus-Auburn area, which is home to half a million residents. The area is home to both Auburn University and Southern Union State Community College.
Whether a student or a working adult, the consequences of a DUI conviction in Alabama have grown more serious over the years. As recently as 2011, lawmakers increased the penalty for a first offense from 90 days to 1 year in jail and made ignition interlock devices mandatory for some offenders.
Opelika DUI ChargesFirst-Offense Drunk Driving
- Imprisonment up to 1 year
- Up to $2,100 in fines
- 90-day license suspension
- Job Loss
- Loss of scholarships/student aide
- Problems obtaining housing or employment
- Criminal record
- Ignition interlock device in vehicle for years
- Problems joining military or obtaining certain occupation licenses
- Sky high car insurance rates for years
As a veteran Opelika drunk driving defense attorney, Steven Eversole believes every motorist facing a drunk driving charge deserves immediate access to experienced legal representation.
Law enforcement charges more than 1,000 motorists a month with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, despite a significant reduction in the overall number of serious and fatal accidents caused by alcohol. State and federal politicians continue to emphasize enforcement and grant money continues to be made available for enforcement. As a result, the number of questionable and unfair arrests continues to increase.
Unfortunately, many who face the charges have little or no experience with the criminal justice system. The state hopes they will plead out and pay thousands into the system. Drunk driving has become a cash cow. The cost is tens of thousands of hardworking residents left to deal with the very real long-term consequences of having a drunk driving conviction on their records.
At Eversole Law LLC, we believe these charges must always be contested. Keeping a drunk driving charge off your record should be your first priority. Many of these cases can be beaten by an experienced Opelika drunk driving defense lawyer. First-time charges are often the most winnable. Subsequent charges come with the very real threat of jail time and lengthy driver's license suspensions and must always be challenged by an aggressive law firm with the knowledge, experience and resources to handle serious misdemeanor and felony drunk driving cases.
If you are facing a drunk driving charge in Opelika, contact Eversole Law LLC for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
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