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Can I Refuse a Sobriety Test in Alabama?

All states have some kind of DUI laws in place, which includes the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit and the legal age of drinking in general. Alabama is also one of the states that have what is ...
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Can I Just Turn Around if I See a DUI Checkpoint?

Imagine you’re driving home from a party when all of a sudden, traffic starts to back up. Looking down the road, you realize that there is a DUI checkpoint ahead. You’re nervous because ...
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Is it Possible to Trick a Breathalyzer?

Have you ever heard it said that putting a penny under your tongue will help you trick a breathalyzer machine? Or that rinsing your mouth out will help lower your blood alcohol content (BAC) reading? ...
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Why You Should Never Leave the Scene of an Accident

Getting caught in a car accident can be an intimidating ordeal for anyone. Matters get even more nerve-wracking if you believe that you are to blame, or that your motor control was possibly hampered ...
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Get Ready for Holiday DUI Checkpoints

The holiday season guarantees more of two things each year: car accidents and highway DUI sobriety checkpoints. Not surprisingly, the two are related. Police set up more traffic stops to catch anyone ...
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Alabama Dram Shop Laws & Social Host Liability

A DUI (driving under the influence) with injury charge is a serious offense that carries heavy penalties and the likelihood that both real and punitive damages will be paid to the injured party by the ...
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DUI with Injury: Escalated Charges & Potential Penalties

If you are charged with a DUI (driving under the influence), you need to worry about temporarily losing your license, spending time in jail, and paying high fines upon conviction. If you are charged ...
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Drunk Driving with a Child in the Car

Alabama has among the toughest drunk driving laws and penalties in the nation. While it is no secret that driving under the influence (DUI) has serious consequences, several circumstances can lead to ...
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Drugged Driving In Alabama - DUI Law

In Alabama, it is a serious criminal offense to drive while intoxicated and while alcohol may be the most common cause for arrests related to driving under the influence (DUI), it is not the only ...
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What to Do If You are Stopped for a DUI

Put yourself behind the wheel, driving along the highways of Alabama at night and going home. Now put alcohol on your breath due to having a drink with your buddies. Now put the red and blue lights of ...
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I've Been Arrested for Possession of Marijuana - What Now?

Although marijuana is considered a Schedule I drug by state and federal regulations, it is one of the few controlled substances that can be considered for misdemeanor charges. In Alabama, it is ...
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How Serious Are Possession of Cocaine Charges?

No matter its form – crack rock or powder – cocaine is illegal in Alabama. While there are laws surrounding its manufacture, sale, and distribution, cocaine possession charges are the most ...
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What Happens When I'm Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamines?

One of the more popular controlled substances in Alabama, methamphetamines – also known as meth or crystal meth – have severe consequences under both state and federal law. With a dramatic ...
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Why Choose a Birmingham DUI Lawyer from Tidwell Law Group, LLC?

Nothing ruins a night faster than getting pulled over on suspicion for DUI. You might be out of your car and performing sobriety tests, or maybe even blowing into a breathalyzer, thinking you had to ...
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I Got Arrested for My First DUI. What Should I Do?

DUI cases are difficult. From the moment you are pulled over to the moment the case closes, you will face numerous questions, tests, and hearings, any of which could be used by prosecution in an ...
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How is a DUI Offense Sentenced in Alabama?

In just one year, Alabama police officers arrested over 14,000 individuals for drunk driving. Of those arrested, nearly 10,000 were convicted. Drunk driving is without question one of the most ...
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