Will I Go to Jail for DUI?
Our Birmingham DUI Lawyer Can Help
Conviction for a
DUI may go on your criminal record, bring potential jail time, and costs you
thousands of dollars in fines; however, with the right legal team on your
side, you may be able to
avoid all these penalties. In particular, most people are concerned about spending time in jail.
Whether or not you go to jail will depend on a variety of factors. A
DUI lawyer in Birmingham from Tidwell Law Group, LLC can review your case and help
you determine what your best defense is.
You need an aggressive DUI attorney who understands all the relevant laws
and statutes to defend you against your DUI charges. Our firm boasts over
a decade of legal experience and has the skill and insight to fight for
Will You Be Sent to Jail for a Conviction?
If you have a BAC over 0.08 you can be
arrested for DUI. The penalties you face from the state of Alabama depends on a variety
of factors, including any property damage, level of your BAC, and number
of previous offenses on your record.
You could be facing the following:
- Up to 1 year for a first DUI offense
- Minimum of 5 days and up to 1 year for a second DUI offense
- Minimum of 60 days and up to 1 year for a third DUI offense
- Between 1 to 10 years for a fourth DUI offense
This jail time is in addition to heavy fines and a potential driver's
license suspension. Alabama has a five-year "look-back" period
meaning your DUI offense will be charged as a second DUI offense if the
conviction is within five years of the previous one.
Fighting to Protect Your Rights in Birmingham, AL
Our firm is committed to fighting for you in order to help you avoid a
conviction. Since a DUI charge can have s such a serious impact on all
areas of your life, we put all our efforts into challenging your arrest.
Did the officer have probable cause to stop you in the first place? Did
you actually "fail" a field sobriety test? Did the breathalyzer
give a faulty reading?
Questions such as these can cause doubt to arise in the minds of the judge
or jury and prevent the prosecution from proving beyond doubt that you
were driving under the influence. Let our Birmingham DUI attorney provide
the experienced representation you need for your case.