Warrior DUI Defense Lawyer
Located in Blount County, Warrior, Alabama is a city of 3,000 located in the north-central region of the state. The northern area of the region is home to Rickwood Caverns State Park.
Field Sobriety Tests in Alabama
As a motorist, you are under no obligation to perform field sobriety testing. While officers often like to get suspected drunk drivers to say their ABCs or to take other so-called “sobriety tests,” there are only three tests recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
- Horizontal Gaze Test
- One-leg Stand
- Walk and Turn
Motorists too often think a good performance on these tests will result in their being allowed to go on their way without arrest. This is rarely, if ever, the case. Field sobriety tests are designed to gather evidence of your guilt. They are nothing more than an officer's opinion. When you consider the fact that an officer's job is to gather evidence of your guilt, there is little chance of passing.
Warrior Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Steven Eversole represents clients facing DUI charges in Warrior, as well as other serious misdemeanor and criminal charges throughout the greater Birmingham metro area. Eversole Law LLC is a law firm built to represent everyday people who are dealing with criminal charges.
More than a thousand motorists a month are charged with drunk driving, according to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. Penalties for a first offense include:
First-Offense Drunk Driving
- Imprisonment up to 1 year
- Up to $2,100 in fines
- 90-day license suspension
In many cases, a DUI defense attorney in Warrior can succeed in having a first-offense reduced or dismissed. And keeping a drunk driving conviction off your record can keep you out of jail, allow you to avoid more serious charges in the future, and help ensure that you are not discriminated against when it comes to applying for jobs, renting apartments or obtaining occupational licenses.
Make no mistake about it, drunk driving is a serious charge that grows more serious with each passing year. Having a conviction on your record will hound you for years to come. And the penalties continue to increase. In 2011, Alabama lawmakers increased jail time for a first offense from 90 days to 1 year and mandated ignition interlock devices be installed in the vehicles of some offenders.
The cost of a drunk driving conviction has been estimated at as much as $20,000, counting lost work, jail time, court costs and fees, treatment, and increased insurance premiums. And a second or subsequent offense comes with the very real threat of jail time and lengthy license suspension.
If you are facing DUI charges in Warrior, contact Eversole Law LLC for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
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