Montgomery DUI Lawyers
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- Barfoot & Schoettker :
Drugs: Possession, Distribution, Trafficking, Manufacturing and others
Driving and Boating Under The Influence of Alcohol, Drugs and Prescription Drugs
Property Crimes: Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Worthless Instruments
Crimes of Violence: Capital Murder, Murder, Manslaughter, Reckless Murder, Assault, Domestic Violence, Arson
Fraud: Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument, Check Forgery, Identity Theft, Credit Card Fraud
White Collar Crimes
Court Trials, Jury Trials, Appeals, Probation Violations, Parole Hearings
- Schroeder-Grant & Tompkins*:
Traffic offenses. Driving offenses can include:
Driving with a suspended license
Depending on the severity of your traffic violation, this may result in suspension or loss of your driver's license. One of the most serious offenses is DUI or Driving Under the Influence and this can mean suspension or loss of your driver's license, fines, and jail time.
- Rech, Joe*:
Class Action law suits, Adoptions, Bankruptcy issues, Child Support, Child Visitation, and Child Custody issues, Divorce, Juvenile Law, Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation to include Personal Injury Cases and Automobile Accidents
- Beno, Robert:
Misdemeanors and felonies
- Pool Law Firm:
Automobile Accidents, Wrongful Death, slip and fall
On the job injuries
Chapter 7 (Straight Bankruptcy / Liquidation)
Chapter 13 (Debt Consolidation)
Divorce and Family Law
Contested and Uncontested Divorce
Social Security Disability
City, State and Federal Court
- Dial, Jason*:
from traffic tickets to capital murder
- McPhillips & Shinbaum :
ALABAMA DUI ATTORNEYS
If you’ve been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Alabama, you’re probably frightened and worried about your future. You have good reason, as Alabama DUI penalties have become more severe over the past several decades. The range of sentencing for a DUI in Alabama will vary from a misdemeanor to a felony, with some minimum fines and penalties depending on the circumstances of the case and whether or not it’s a repeated offense.
- Shinbaum, McLeod & Campbell: How drunk or high does someone have to be before he can be convicted of driving under the influence? In most states, it's illegal to drive a car while "impaired" by the effects of alcohol or drugs (including prescription drugs). This means that there must be enough alcohol or drugs in the driver's body to prevent him from thinking clearly or driving safely. Many people reach this level well before they'd be considered "drunk" or "stoned."
- Lucci Law :
Serving Clients Throughout South and Central Alabama
The hours and days following criminal charges can be confusing and frightening. You know you are in trouble, but you may not know exactly what you need to do to protect yourself. You are probably feeling overwhelmed, and worried about what the future will bring.
When facing the possibility of a criminal conviction, the first step you take should always be to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. You need someone on your side who knows the system, and how to work through the system to get the best possible result from your case.
- Scott Johnson: It is extremely important that you remain fully informed when facing criminal charges. For example, youthful offender treatment is a one-time benefit available to qualified persons under the age of 21. In this program, the most a youthful offender can face is a three-year sentence and the offense will stay off their criminal record. It is also worth noting that a first-time offender accused of a nonviolent crime may qualify for the Montgomery County Pretrial Diversion Program and avoid incarceration altogether. As with youthful offender treatment, the criminal offense will not be on the defendant's permanent record.
- Kirk & Alfreds:
DUI Practice Areas and Legal Definitions
- Alabama Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Alabama Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Prescription Medications
- Alabama Driving Under the Influence (Alcohol or Drugs) With a Prior Conviction
- Driving Under the Influence - Manslaughter
- Driving Under the Influence - Murder
Alabama Driving Under the Influence (DUI):
Although the charge is commonly referred to as drunk driving, the fact is that “driving” is not necessarily involved and one need not be “drunk,” within the usual meaning of the word. A person who is in actual physical control of a vehicle need not be driving to be arrested if under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Simply sitting behind the wheel of a parked car with the ignition keys in your pocket can satisfy the driving part of the offense. To most people, the term “drunk” refers to someone who is staggering, incapable of coherent speech, etc., but this is not the standard for a DUI offense. If a person's physical and mental abilities are sufficiently impaired by alcohol that he or she no longer has the ability to drive a car safely, a DUI prosecution may follow. There is no need for any objective symptoms of intoxication, and even a driver who does not appear to be impaired to any extent at all can still be prosecuted for DUI if the concentration of alcohol in his or her blood is .08% or more.
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Alabama Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Prescription Medications:
Everybody knows it is illegal to drive under the influence of illegal drugs, but many believe they can avoid conviction for DUI by producing a prescription for the drug in question. This is NOT true! A DUI charge has nothing to do with whether or not possession of the drug was lawful. The legal issue in a DUI case is impairment, and the standard is the ability to drive safely. It is just as unlawful to drive under the influence of a properly prescribed medication as it is to drive after drinking too much.
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Alabama Driving Under the Influence (Alcohol or Drugs) With a Prior Conviction:
As in most other states, repeat DUI offenders face progressively stiffer penalties, and the fourth offense within five years may be charged as a felony instead of a misdemeanor. The elements of the offense are the same, whether or not there are prior convictions.
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Driving Under the Influence - Manslaughter:
Manslaughter is the criminal charge for unlawfully killing someone without actually intending to do so. When Driving under the Influence (DUI) is the cause of an accident in which someone is killed, the driver may be charged with manslaughter.
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Driving Under the Influence - Murder:
Murder is the criminal charge for unlawfully killing someone, either deliberately and intentionally or recklessly with extreme disregard for human life. When someone driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causes an accident in which someone is killed, and the circumstances are particularly aggravated, the driver may be charged with murder.
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- Patrick Mahaney: Being convicted of DUI can seriously affect your life and your future. A DUI conviction can result in jail time as well as the loss of driving privileges. Heavy fines and court costs are a direct consequence of a DUI conviction, as well as driver license suspension or revocation. If convicted of an alcohol related offense, the cost of your automobile insurance premium will be greatly increased or the coverage cancelled altogether. In many cases, a suspended or revoked driver license as a result of a DUI conviction will result in job termination. A DUI conviction can also result in the denial of a government job or obtaining a government security clearance. You need to retain a knowledgeable and aggressive DUI lawyer in any DUI related arrest. Although pleading guilty may seem like the least expensive way of handling a DUI, the long-term consequences of such a decision will be very serious. You need to weigh the long term impact of such a decision carefully with the advice of an experienced attorney skilled in DUI practice.
- Todd Carter*: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
- Blanchard Law Office: When you're facing a criminal arrest or crime investigation in Alabama, you need an attorney who can thoroughly defend your rights. If you find yourself under arrest or investigation for a crime, you should contact an experienced criminal defense firm ... right away so they can start protecting your rights.
- Andrew Skier: The crime of drunk driving is generally defined in two ways: (1) having a blood alcohol content above the limit set by law, or (2) driving under the influence of alcohol. To find a person guilty under the first definition, a jury must be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the person's blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeded a certain amount. In most states the legal limit is .08 percent. Therefore, if it is proved that the person's BAC at the time of the incident was .08 percent or greater, he or she can be convicted of drunk driving, regardless of how much alcohol was actually consumed. In contrast, the second definition does not refer to any particular BAC. It focuses on the driving behavior of the person; if it is impaired by the person's consumption of alcohol, he or she can be found guilty of drunk driving. Instead of presenting evidence of the BAC to a jury, the prosecution seeking a conviction under this definition generally presents testimony about the person's driving and consumption of alcohol. A police officer will often describe the impaired driving that lead him to pull the person over and the person's ability (or lack thereof) to perform field sobriety tests, such as walking a straight line. Evidence is also usually presented concerning the person's consumption of alcohol and if the jury then concludes that the prosecution has met its burden of proof, it will convict the person of drunk driving. A susceptible person may exhibit impaired driving after one drink and therefore be convicted of drunk driving.
- Spence Singleton*: People can find themselves in a position where they need a lawyer for a DUI or DWI charges. Or you just need and advocate for No matter what you need in these cases, the best representation is needed for your defense.
- William Azar: I learned that is is not illegal to drink and drive. It is only illegal to drink to the point your ability to drive is impaired, which is not necessarily the same for everybody. Therefore DUI is not as "cut and dry" as the police would have you believe. Sure, there are those that are literally "falling down drunk" that have no business driving and should go to jail. Then there are those who went out to dinner with their family, friends, etc. had a couple of drinks, leave, and are pulled over for some reason or another or worst, are involved in an auto accident through no fault of their own. The police arrive, smell an alcoholic beverage on their breath and Automatically assume they are DUI. This indeed IS unfortunate. Here, an innocent situation has now evolved into an arrest and prosecution which could ultimately end in loss of drivers license, loss of insurance, loss of job, criminal record, etc., etc. The result can be devastating.
- Larry Sasser*: Drunk driving, or DUI, is one of the most serious traffic offenses you can be charged with. A drunk driving conviction can result in large fines, court-ordered alcohol treatment, loss of your drivers license, and even jail time. If you are charged with DUI, I will word hard for you in criminal court, and in the civil arena where your license revocation will be determined. If you have been ticketed, charged by complaint, indicted, or arrested, you will most likely have an arraignment appearance scheduled soon.
- Rountree & Singleton: Being charged with the offense of DWI is a serious legal matter.
- Until your case is finalized in court, you should not discuss your case with anyone other than your lawyer.
- If you are contacted by the police or anyone else, you should decline discussing the case without the presence of your lawyer.
- You should never attempt to contact witnesses who have been listed to testify against you. This can sometimes be misinterpreted as an effort to intimidate or influence such witnesses' testimony and can have disastrous consequences.
- If you believe that witnesses may actually be helpful to your case, make a note of the way in which you think they may help and tell your lawyer about it. This will protect you from any unfair claims with respect to such witnesses.
- Brannan & Guy: The criminal charge of driving under the influence, in particular, often carries with it a social stigma leading to disruption of the defendant's family and work.