A suburb of Birmingham, Leeds, Alabama is a city of 11,000 residents on the border of Jefferson, St. Clair and Shelby counties.
Alabama Criminal Lawyers represents clients facing drunk driving charges throughout the greater Birmingham area. Leeds Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys with our firm built a reputation as the Go-To Guys for DUI. We believe that any motorist charged with drunk driving deserve immediate access to experienced legal representation.
Make no mistake about it: Drunk driving has become big business for court systems in Alabama and throughout the nation. Some 40 people are charged with drunk driving in Alabama each and every day.
Nationwide, the cost of conviction is as much as $20,000. Enforcement grants pay for additional officers on the road at various times throughout the year – often at overtime wages.
Court costs, fines and probationary fees continue to rise. And the laws grow stricter with each passing year despite the fact that the number of drunk driving accidents continues to decline.
As a result, motorists continue to be at risk for questionable or unfair arrest. Job loss and public humiliation too often result. The vast majority are unfamiliar with the criminal justice system and sometimes decide a quick guilty plea is the easiest way to put the issue behind them.
As veteran Leeds drunk driving defense lawyers, our legal team thinks that is a mistake. The increasing penalties for DUI convictions, combined with the tiered nature of Alabama’s drunk driving laws, make it critical to fight to keep a first-offense drunk driving charge off your record. An experienced attorney is always necessary for a second or subsequent offense.
Nationwide, as many as one-third of those charged with drunk driving are not convicted in any given year. An experienced Leeds DUI defense attorney can challenge probable cause for the traffic stop and the results of field sobriety and breathalyzer tests.
The training and conduct of officers at the scene and the statements of the defendant, police officers and other witnesses, should also be reviewed and challenged wherever possible. When it comes to Alabama drunk driving charges, the best defense is an aggressive offense.
If you are facing drunk driving charges in Leeds or the surrounding area, contact us at (205) 981-2450 for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.