Pell City DUI Defense Lawyer
The seat of St. Clair County, Pell City, Alabama has a population of about 12,000. Located between Birmingham and Atlanta on the shores of Logan Martin Lake, the city borders Wattsville to the north, Chula Vista to the west, Cropwell to the south and Seddon to the east.
Alabama DUI Charges
If you fail a blood-alcohol test, or refuse to submit to testing, you will face the suspension of your driver's license and an administrative hearing through the Alabama Department of Public Safety. Several important points:
- You have just 10 days to take action to fight for your driving rights.
- Suspensions can be for periods of 90 days to 5 years.
- 90 days for those with no prior alcohol-related issues in the last five years.
- 1-year suspension for those with a previous alcohol violation in the last five years.
- 3-year suspension for those with two or three alcohol violations in the last five years.
- 5 years for those with five or more alcohol-related issues in the last five years.
Pell City Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Steven Eversole provides experienced and aggressive DUI representation to clients throughout St. Clair County and the Birmingham area. At Eversole Law LLC, we believe fighting a drunk driving charge is critical to protecting your freedom, your livelihood, your right to drive and your current and future financial well-being.
Drunk driving charges in Alabama are very serious criminal charges. Too often offenders, particularly first-time offenders, fail to take the charges serious enough. In reality, a DUI is among the most serious misdemeanor charges a person can face; and drunk driving can be charged as a felony, particularly in cases of repeat offense or when an accident or other criminal allegations are involved. Job loss, jail time, thousands of dollars in fines and court costs, mandatory treatment, ignition interlock devices and lengthy driver's license suspensions may result.
As a veteran DUI defense lawyer in Pell City, Steven Eversole knows what it takes to protect your rights. In many cases, an attorney may challenge the probable cause for the traffic stop or for requesting that you take field sobriety tests or submit to a breathalyzer. In other cases, the conduct and training of officers involved and statements made by the defendant, members of law enforcement or witnesses can be challenged. In still other cases, the test results themselves are suspect and must be shown as such in court.
The stigma attached to a DUI conviction can impact your ability to hold certain jobs. And the criminal conviction will remain on your driving record, leaving you susceptible to more serious criminal penalties in the event of future legal problems. For those facing a second or subsequent conviction, the very real threat of jail time and lengthy driver's license suspensions make fighting the charges all the more critical.
Nationwide, as many as one third of those charged with drunk driving are not convicted of the charge each year. Don't roll over for the state. Your best defense is an aggressive offense. Contact Eversole Law LLC today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
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