DUI Penalties in Alabama
Many people do not realize how serious the penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alabama has serious consequences for DUI offenders, which is why it is imperative you have experienced legal counsel representing your interests. Whether you are being charged with your first offense or have past convictions, the team at Smith & McGhee, PC, will stand up for you.
Located in Dothan, our firm represents people throughout southeast Alabama. We are led by team of diligent and respected criminal lawyers. People come to our firm because of our reputation and our proven track record handling DUI cases. If you value quality legal representation, choose our firm.
Consequences Of A Drunk Driving Conviction In Alabama
The DUI penalties in Alabama are very serious — which means the first step you need to take is to contact an attorney at Smith & McGhee, PC. When you are charged with DUI, you will be arrested and there will be a holding period before you are released. If convicted, you face additional fines, the possibility of extended jail time and will be required to submit and complete some type of drug or alcohol treatment. The financial consequences of DUI are also extremely high — and recent studies have show that the total cost can be as high as $10,000 or more.
A Hit To Your Driving Privileges
In addition, you could face serious issues with your driver’s license may be suspended for 90 days prior to the conviction, depending on the circumstances around the breath test. For repeat offenders, this graduates to an even higher amount of time — as high as five years (depending on the offense).
Do Not Let DUI Consequences Stand In The Way Of Your Future
Aside from steep fines and a mark on your criminal record, the consequences of DUI and criminal charges go far beyond. Your insurance rates will significantly rise, meaning you are responsible for the enhanced rates. We have also seen that DUI convictions negatively impact employment (like for truck drivers, commercial drivers and other jobs that involve driving a vehicle) and even security clearances. When you work with the aggressive Dothan criminal defense attorneys at our firm, we will stand by your side and work to avoid a conviction.
Contact Smith & McGhee, PC, Today
Contact our team to schedule a free phone consultation by calling 334-702-1744. Our office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but our lawyers can meet with you after hours and on weekends by appointment. We also provide jail visits, by request.