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Birmingham DUI Attorney

Proven DUI Defense in Alabama

Were you arrested for DUI? At Revill Law Firm, our top-rated DUI attorneys in Birmingham have handled countless criminal cases and understand what is necessary to craft an effective strategy to secure the best outcome for your case.

DUI charges are treated seriously and, if convicted, you could face severe penalties, even for a first-time offense. Moreover, having a criminal record can continue to disrupt your life long after you have paid your dues to society. It is crucial to you hire fierce legal representation as soon as possible. No matter how complex your case might be, you can rely on our firm’s ability to provide the exceptional representation you need during this troubling time.

Request a free consultation with a Birmingham DUI attorney now to begin building your case. Our team is prepared to answer your calls 24/7.

DUI Penalties in Alabama

Depending on how many DUI offenses you have on your record, the penalties for a DUI can vary:

  • First offense: First-time offenders could face up to 1 year in jail. Additionally, you face a fine between $600 and $2,100 and have your license suspended for 90 days.
  • Second offense: If this is your second DUI offense, you could potentially face up to 1 year in jail, face a fine between $1,100 and $5,100, and have your license suspended for a year.
  • Third offense: For a third DUI offense, you could spend up to 1 year in jail, face a fine between $2,100 and $10,000, and have your license suspended for 3 years.
  • Fourth and subsequent offenses: A fourth DUI offense is a class C felony and could result in up to a 10 year-long prison sentence, a fine between $4,100 and $10,100, and a 5-year license suspension.
  • Furthermore, with a DUI on your record, you can expect rate hikes on your car insurance that can last for years.

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Potential Defenses to DUI Charges

Just because you were arrested for a DUI charge does not mean you are automatically guilty or that the police officer effectively collected evidence against you. There are many potential defenses to DUI that can be used to challenge any evidence against you, so it's crucial to have an experienced advocate on your side who knows what to look for.

Revill Law Firm may look into the following factors when building your defense strategy:

  • Was the defendant lawfully stopped?
  • Was the arrest based solely on subjective evidence?
  • Did the officer read the defendant their rights?
  • Were breath, blood, or urine tests correctly administered?
  • Were test results skewed due to technical errors?
  • Was medication, certain foods, or certain products to blame for a false positive?

To begin building a strong defense, however, you need to involve a Birmingham DUI attorney in your case as early on as possible.

Are Breathalyzers Always Accurate?

Law enforcement may want you to believe otherwise, but breathalyzer test results are not always accurate and, in fact, a lot can go wrong with these fickle machines. If the officer administered it incorrectly, failed to calibrate it, or if you have certain health conditions, these can all have an impact on the breathalyzer’s results. Even the use of certain products, like some mouthwashes, can skew readings. After all, it is a machine and machines are not infallible. If you failed a breathalyzer test, Revill Law Firm can investigate the circumstances of your case to see if these results can be challenged.

When is DUI a Felony in Alabama?

If your DUI case involves certain aggravating factors, you may face felony charges even if this is your first DUI charge. It is absolutely imperative that you have capable legal counsel whenever a potential felony is concerned, as penalties can be steep. Not only could you face a year-long jail sentence, up to $10,000 in fines, and a 5-year license suspension, there are a number of other collateral consequences as well. Having a felony on your record could make it more difficult to find a job, obtain housing, or qualify for a loan. Don't delay in calling Revill Law Firm to begin working on your defense.

The following aggravating factors can elevate a DUI charge from a misdemeanor to a felony:

  • You were driving through a school zone
  • You had a child in your vehicle
  • You were traveling 30 miles or more over the speed limit
  • You were arrested while your driver's license was suspended
  • Your BAC was 0.16% or higher

Put a Birmingham DUI Lawyer on Your Side

If you are currently facing DUI charges in Alabama, the Birmingham, AL criminal defense team at Revill Law Firm is here to provide the effective representation you need to protect your rights and your future.

We take our time with every case we take on to ensure we are utilizing the best possible strategy for your defense. Reach out to us today to get started on your case!

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