Category Archives: DUI

What is Pretrial Diversion in Etowah County?

The pretrial diversion program was created over a year ago as a means to deal with the high volume of non-violent offenders pouring through the system. Similar to drug court, pretrial diversion allows first-time offenders who do not exhibit signs of substance abuse or the accompanying charges an opportunity to put their past behind them.Continue Reading

What Will Happen to My CDL if I’m Convicted of DUI?

A DUI conviction has always been bad news for those who posses a commercial driver license or CDL. The options that worked in the past often included some sort of deferred prosecution wherein a conviction was suspended. Dismissal by payment of court costs was a favorite of many DUI lawyers for the commercially licensed clients.Continue Reading

Can I Surrender My License to Avoid a DUI Conviction?

This is a question that comes up from time to time, more often with elderly clients or those with medical issues. You can surrender your license to operate a motor vehicle. Most times if the Department of Public Safety hasn’t already suspended the license, your lawyer can persuade the Court to accept it in lieuContinue Reading

Will I Lose My License for This DUI?

The short answer is yes, but that’s not a guarantee. The Alabama Department of Public Safety will suspend your license within 30-45 days of you being charged with a DUI. Depending on how many DUI convictions you have in the last 5 years (this is the amount of time they can count a DUI convictionContinue Reading

DUI in Alabama: What am I facing?

According to Alabama law, a person shall not drive or be in actual physical control of any vehicle while: (1) There is 0.08 percent or more by weight of alcohol in his or her blood; (2) Under the influence of alcohol* (3) Under the influence of a drug to a degree which renders him orContinue Reading