The contents of this quick information page are not intended as legal advice but are intended only to give you information that may benefit you in (at least) two ways: 1) to understand how an attorney may help you defend a DUI charge, and; 2) you could probably use a little free information about your driver’s license RIGHT NOW – here are some of the basics:
Driver's License Suspension
If the officer took your license the suspension doesn’t begin until 45 days after your arrest. In the meantime you may get a replacement license if you wish. The officer should have given you a yellowish-orange piece of paper (temporary driver’s license) called the AST-60. Don’t lose this – it has important information on it. CALL NOW for more information related to your driver’s license and to learn what we can do about your impending suspension.
The initial reaction for most people is: “I blew over the legal limit, I’m guilty”, how in the world can you defend me? More importantly, how can you expect to win? These are perfectly logical questions and the answer is this: there are several things we can do. We have been very successful building on the following:
It is NOT against the law to drink and drive in Alabama – it only becomes illegal after you have consumed so much alcohol that you are no longer safely able to operate a motor vehicle.
Breath Test results and Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) are two KEY pieces of evidence the prosecutor needs for a conviction. But a KEY MUST FIT – or it simply won’t work. We have been very successful making these keys NOT FIT.
Did you blow equal or greater than the legal limit (0.08? Do you have acid reflux disease (recurring heartburn is a symptom of this)? Did more than 30 minutes pass between the time of your arrest and the time of your test? CALL NOW to learn how these and other critical points may reduce or even nullify the impact of your breath test.
Did you refuse to give a breath sample or did you attempt to blow without success? CALL NOW to learn how that may impact your case.
Did you “pass” any of the Field Sobriety Tests? CALL NOW to learn how this evidence may impact your case.
Did the officer fail to have you perform the Walk & Turn and/or the One Leg Stand? CALL NOW to learn how this may have been a critical omission by the arresting officer.
Illustrative Case Results
Check out some of our past cases on the Illustrative Case Results Page.