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Fierce & Effective Representation

Arrested for DUI in Birmingham?

Call (205) 800-8596 today!

Man Inside His Car Talking to an Officer Standing OutsideHaving practiced law for 15 years, Attorney Jay Tidwell has what it takes to protect your rights when facing criminal charges of drunk driving. As a defense attorney, he and our entire firm are committed to excellence both in our practice and in the legal service we provide to our clients.

At Tidwell Law Group, LLC, our DUI lawyers understand that this is a confusing and overwhelming experience. We therefore do everything we can to protect your legal rights while informing you of the consequences that you are facing. With 15 years of experience defending all manner of DUI cases, we are equipped to serve as your advocates in the most difficult circumstances. Do not hesitate to call our DUI defense firm in Birmingham today!

We are here to fight for you! Schedule your initial evaluation today.

What are the possible penalties of a DUI in AL?

In the state of Alabama, criminal charges for DUI are taken extremely seriously and are penalized severely.

First DUI Penalties:

  • Imprisonment for 1 year in municipal or county jail;
  • Fine between $600 and $2100, with some additional fees; and
  • 90 day license suspension with mandatory DUI school attendance.

Second DUI Penalties:

  • Imprisonment for 5 days and up to 1 year OR 30 days of community service; and
  • Fine between $1100 and $5100, with some additional fees; and
  • Driver's license revocation up to one year OR ignition interlock device for 2 years

Aggressive Defense for Residents in Jefferson County, Shelby County, and Birmingham City

Why Choose Us?

  • 15 Years' Experience
  • Full Service Criminal Firm
  • Serving Jefferson & Shelby County
  • Committed to Excellence

At Tidwell Law Group, LLC, we are here to protect the rights and freedoms of the criminally accused—whether they have been arrested for DUI while under the legal drinking age or accused of driving while impaired by prescription drugs.

We have an in-depth understanding of DUI law, and we can apply strategic defense strategies to ensure you are not unjustly convicted. It may be a very frustrating and confusing time for you or your family, so allow us to take the reins and fight aggressively for your rights.

Contact our criminal law firm today if you would like to schedule an appointment with a DUI lawyer in Birmingham.

Our Victories

  • Case Dismissed DUI & Violation of Open Container
  • All Three Cases Dismissed Marijuana Charges
  • DUI Dismissed DUI Birmingham
  • DUI Dismissed DUI Case in Hoover
  • Not Guilty Domestic Violence 3rd and Theft of Property 3rd
  • Case Dismissed Charged with DUI and Reckless Driving
  • Case Dismissed, No Jail Time DUI Homewood
  • Charges Dropped, No Jail Time Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance
  • Case Dismissed, No Jail Time Domestic Violence and Attempted Murder
  • Misdemeanor Plea with No Jail Time Felony DUI

Why Choose Us?

  • 15 Years' Legal Experience

  • Committed to Excellence

  • Practice in All State District, Circuit & Federal Courts in Alabama

  • Full-Service Criminal Defense Attorney

Client Testimonials

  • Gave me hope

    “Jay helped to clear up unpaid court costs that were left unpaid for years. And when it came time to attend a court hearing, he was able to get things cleared up and renegotiated with the court; without me having to attend court. Jay is a great guy and someone who cares and treats his clients with respect. Thanks Jay.”


  • Mr. Tidwell is the Best Attorney in Alabama.

    “Mr. Tidwell is the Best Attorney in Alabama.”


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