DUI – Driving Under the Influence

duiA DUI in Alabama is a serious offense carrying with it a driver license suspension, fines, court costs and possible jail time. A first offense can lead to a $2000 fine, license suspension for 90 days and up to a year in jail. With these harsh consequences, you want a trusted attorney who will help defend your rights. Call The Nelson Law Firm for a FREE initial consultation at (205) 994-3183.

If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, you are probably concerned about the possible consequences you could be facing and what your options are. The worst thing you can do is represent yourself and plead guilty. It is NOT a crime to drink and drive. It is ONLY a crime to drink and drive to the extent that you cannot safely operate your motor vehicle. Law enforcement officers often times profile you and make a predetermined decision that you are driving under the influence of alcohol based on factors such as, what time you are driving, what kind of car you are in, or where you are. They will try to make the facts fit their “suspicions” and try to force you into believing that you must submit to their tests and plead guilty to the offense they have decided to charge you with. This is simply not true! What they neglect to tell you is that the burden of proof is on them and without your cooperation, they often times have no substantive proof to meet their burden.

If you have been charged with DUI, you should immediately consult an experienced DUI attorney. At The Nelson Law Firm, we have dealt with thousands of DUI cases. We have the knowledge and experience to analyze the prosecution’s evidence and explain the options that may be available to you. Even if you have no intention of pleading not guilty and simply desire to stay out of jail, entering a guilty plea may be a HUGE mistake. There may be options available to you that would keep the offense off of your record and keep your fines and court costs down significantly. And with the new ignition interlock device laws that have recently taken affect in Alabama and the drivers license suspensions that may affect you, we can also explain to you the ways that it may be possible to maintain your drivers license and keep
you from having to install the ignition interlock device in your vehicle. However, these things must be acted on quickly as you only have 10 days to request a driver’s license suspension hearing.

At The Nelson Law Firm, you will be getting a law firm who knows what the prosecution has to do and has to ability to shoot holes in their case. Call The Nelson Law Firm TODAY at (205) 994-3183 for a FREE Initial Consultation so that we may evaluate your case and give you the best opportunity for a positive outcome.