Shelby County, Alabama DUI Charges
Have you been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Shelby County, Alabama? Don’t plead guilty without learning about your options. There are many ways to handle your DUI, including many that DON’T require pleading guilty or jail time. Based on the facts of your case, it’s possible that your DUI may be dismissed or that it may never appear on your driving record or Alabama criminal history. You need the experience and knowledge of the Shelby County, Alabama DUI Defense Attorneys to investigate and discover how best to resolve your Shelby County DUI.
In most cases, your DUI nightmare begins upon being stopped while driving on the roadway and being arrested and charged with DUI. After the stop, the officer will generally ask you a few preliminary questions and then ask you to step out of the vehicle to perform the standardized field sobriety tests. These are tests such as the horizontal gaze nystagmus, one leg stand, and walk-and-turn and must be performed pursuant to the standardized manner or the test results are not valid per NHTSA Guidelines.
You should also know that you only have 10 days to file a request for an administrative hearing concerning your Alabama driver’s license suspension. YOUR LICENSE WILL BE SUSPENDED 45 days from the date of your arrest no matter when your court date is or what the police officer told you. Don’t wait another minute – CALL NOW for a free initial evaluation.
Our Alabama DUI attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of DUI and Traffic cases. Through our experience, we have learned which methods and strategies work with each type of DUI case. We are confident that we can help you fight your Shelby County, Alabama DUI charge.
Every case has the same importance level. We spend hours and hours preparing your case and file and investigating the evidence against you. Our attorneys know that DUI cases are complex, but we have the knowledge and experience to handle them. Our attorneys and staff are here to help you get through this difficult time. We truly care about our clients.
I really need my DUI case resolved quickly so that I can move on with my life. How long will this process take?
The time it takes to resolve your Shelby County DUI varies depending on the circumstances of the case. In most instances, it is not necessarily beneficial to rush a case through the court system, however, Shelby County DUI attorneys do not practice with a policy of dragging cases out for as long as the courts will allow. The team gives each case it handles the individual attention needed to get the best result for the client, no matter how long the process takes.
I don’t know much about this area of the law, but I want to know what is going on with my case.
CERTIFIED PER THE NHTSA GUIDELINES TO ADMINISTER FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS
In addition to being members of the college, our Shelby County, Alabama DUI lawyers are certified per NHTSA guidelines to administer standardized field sobriety tests. This means that attorneys know the proper instructions and the proper clues that the police officer that arrested you is supposed to be looking for when making a determination about arresting you for DUI. Further, attorneys are certified as a field sobriety test instructor.
ACCESSIBLE, KNOWLEDGEABLE, PASSIONATE
The attorneys and staff working on your Shelby Count DUI case are very accessible and knowledgeable in the area of DUI defense. If, at any time during your case, you have a question, all you have to do is call our office or send us an e-mail and you will be provided the courtesy of a prompt response. Should you need to speak with a lawyer that is working on your case in the event a team member cannot answer your question, a simple phone call to our office to schedule a time to speak to the attorney is all that is necessary.
Many times because our team members are so knowledgeable in the area of DUI defense your non-legal questions can be answered without the need to speak to an attorney which allows you to get answers very quickly. Our team members are very passionate about helping people and holding our clients’ hand through this difficult time.
If you’ve been charged with DUI in Hoover, Pelham, or Birmingham Municipal Courts or Shelby County District Court call us today so that we can begin helping you through this process.
DETAILS, PREPARATION, UNDERSTANDING AND CARE
The process for evaluating your case includes us obtaining preliminary information from you by telephone and then forwarding to you our DUI defense questionnaire that must be filled out and returned to us. In addition, in almost all cases, we will file discovery motions with the court to obtain all of the information and evidence that might be used against you. This would include police officer reports, field sobriety test reports, information related to the breath test, and any video or audio evidence against you.
DUI cases are won and lost on the details. If as DUI attorneys, we did not request information such as videos and breath test information, then we would not know what information may or may not be used against you in court. We go through a very meticulous discovery process with almost every one of our cases so that our clients are as informed as much as possible in making decisions about how to proceed through the DUI litigation process. We spend hours and hours preparing our cases for trial or pretrial hearings or initial appearances depending on the status of the cases.
We take a personal interest in our clients and their cases and do whatever we can to make our clients feel comfortable as we move through the process. We will take the time to get to know you as our client and will provide you with updates throughout the process. In addition, we are very open and direct with our clients and will work through the process with passion and determination and also with an eye towards making you comfortable through this stressful time.
Aggressive and Effective Shelby County, Alabama DUI Defense Representation
Our goal in each and every Shelby County DUI case that we handle it is to have the DUI charge dismissed or settled for a non-DUI disposition. This means that you would not suffer the consequences of having a DUI conviction on your record for life. In most cases, this will also achieve the goal of preserving your privilege to operate a motor vehicle on the streets and highways of the state of Alabama.
In every Pelham DUI case that we handle, our staff and attorneys meet and come up with a specific plan for your case and alter and amend that plan as we move through the litigation process. We will leave no stone unturned and will discover as much information about your case as humanly possible. We will come up with a plan to get you the best result and will guide you down the path to get you to the point of that result.