Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious problem in Alabama.
Alabama has the 5th highest number of impaired driving deaths per 100,000 residents in the US. This staggering statistic is proof that driving under the influence is not only a serious problem but a fatal one.
The severity of the consequences of drunk driving help to explain why the punishments for a DUI in Alabama are so severe.
Punishments for DUI in Alabama
If convicted for a DUI in the state of Alabama, you could spend up to one year in jail and be subject to pay up to $2,100 as well as have your license suspended. The court may also require you to use an ignition interlock device which requires drivers to prove a blood alcohol level under the legal limit before the car will start.
For every additional conviction these punishments become more severe.
You will pay more money, lose your driver’s license, spend more time in jail, and have more of your rights stripped from you.
For a more robust description of Alabama DUI sentences, read Walton Law Firm’s article, “Auburn and Opelika DUI Attorney.”
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Alabamians Need an Alabama DUI Attorney
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Alabama, you want an attorney who is well-versed in Alabama law, familiar with our community customs, local judicial systems, and knowledgeable of Alabama’s other rules and regulations .
The DUI attorneys of Walton Law Firm have lived in Alabama communities for most of their lives and have great experience defending clients throughout the state:
- Trip Walton started his law career as the Deputy District Attorney for Montgomery County prosecuting people charged with many different types of crimes, and for over 30 years has represented clients in felony and misdemeanor cases in his private practice in the Auburn, Alabama, area.
- Kisha Abercrombie has a stellar record as a local district attorney prosecuting people charged with crimes for over 25 years, and for the last 4 years has done an excellent job of defending our clients for felony and misdemeanor charges in Chambers, Lee, Macon, Tallapoosa, and surrounding counties.
So, whether you have been arrested for a DUI in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Auburn, or anywhere else in Alabama, the DUI attorneys at Walton Law Firm have the experience you want when choosing the right law firm to represent you.
Types of Alabama DUI Cases Walton Law Takes
DUI First Offense
Often DUI charges come on account of a momentary lapse in judgement on the part of otherwise responsible Alabama residents. The brevity of this mistake, however, does not mitigate the severity of the crime.
Though this is a serious crime, being charged with a single DUI does not necessarily mean that justice requires you receive the fullest extent of legal retribution.
You need an Alabama DUI attorney who is going to fight for you.
Even if you are facing your third or fourth DUI or alcohol-related charge, you still need the advice and representation of experienced Alabama DUI attorneys.
If there is any demographic that has momentary lapses in judgement it is adolescents.
If you or your child are charged with underage drinking and driving in Alabama, do not fight alone to protect your child’s future.
Walton Law DUI attorneys are able to handle your child’s case with compassion and skill knowing that he or she has a life full of possibilities ahead.
If you are involved in a car accident that was the result of driving under the influence in Alabama, we can represent you. Whether you are seeking defense in court as the driver that was intoxicated or if you were injured by a drunk driver in East Alabama or West Georgia and are seeking payment for your injuries, we are the right attorneys for you.