Trussville DUI Defense Lawyer
Located in Jefferson and St. Clair counties, Trussville, Alabama is a city of 20,000 people and was listed among Money Magazine's best 100 places to live in 2005.
Trussville Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Steven Eversole has become known as the Go to Guy for DUI. Eversole Law LLC is dedicated to representing clients facing all types of crime in Trussville and the surrounding area, including charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Lowering the nationwide threshold for drunk driving from .10 to .08, when combined with the endless emphasis on busting drivers through DUI checkpoints, saturation patrols and increased enforcement, has exponentially increased the number of questionable or unfair arrests. Considering the severe penalties and social stigma attached to a DUI conviction, it has become vital to fight this charge.
Fighting a DUI in Trussville
- Challenging probable cause for the traffic stop.
- Challenging probable cause for field sobriety or breathalyzer testing.
- Fighting the results of field sobriety or breathalyzer testing.
- Challenging the training of officers involved.
- Challenging the condition or calibration of the breathalyzer machine.
- Challenging the accuracy or admissibility of statements made by the defendant, officers or witnesses.
- Fighting to have evidence dismissed prior to trial.
- Working for a reduction or dismissal of the charges.
A Trussville DUI Defense Attorney can often succeed in having a first offense reduced or dismissed. Unfortunately, this is also the charge defendants sometimes fail to fight. Because the charge is a misdemeanor – and because so many of the more than 14,000 motorists arrested every year have little or no experience with the criminal justice system – a defendant too often decides to plead guilty or no contest to the charge in order to put the incident behind them.
Experienced Trussville drunk driving defense lawyers understand that is frequently a mistake that just leads to more serious criminal charges or legal complications in the future. For starters, successfully completing probation is not easy. Many are surprised to learn that experienced defendants sometimes choose to complete a period in jail rather than attempt to successfully complete a lengthy period of probation. It's worth noting that all of Lindsay Lohan's legal troubles stem from probation violations in the wake of a DUI conviction that occurred years ago.
Nationwide, the cost of a drunk driving conviction can approach $20,000, including jail time, license suspensions, lost work, fines, court costs, mandatory treatment and fees and skyrocketing car insurance premiums. Having a conviction on your record can lead to job loss and make it difficult to obtain certain forms of government assistance, including scholarships and student loans. It may also be impossible to obtain certain jobs or occupational licenses. And you will be forced to include the conviction on job applications and other important paperwork for the rest of your life.
In comparison, the cost of defending yourself against drunk driving charges in Trussville or the surrounding area is money well spent. If you are facing charges, call Eversole Law LLC for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
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