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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.

Facing DUI charges? Call Tidwell Law Group, LLC right away!

You need an aggressive DUI attorney who understands all the relevant laws and statutes to defend you against your DUI charges. Our firm boasts 15 years of legal experience and has the skill and insight to fight for your freedom.

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 the 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 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.

Speak with our legal team during a free consultation! Schedule your appointment by calling (205) 800-8596 or using our online contact form.

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

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