Birmingham, Alabama Felony DUI Lawyer
Under Alabama law, a fourth DUI conviction within a five-year period is classified as a felony DUI. It is important that such cases are handled by a lawyer well-versed in handling DUI cases, as there are nuances in this area of the law that don’t apply to other felony offenses.
Consequences of a Felony DUI
Penalties for multiple drunk driving offenses in Alabama have significantly increased over the past few years. A fourth DUI is a Class C felony which can result in a sentence of no less than one year and one day and no more than ten years in prison. In addition, your driver's license shall be suspended for five years. The fine is at least $4,100, not to exceed $10,100. Requirements to attend court-approved substance programs are mandated as well.
Diligent Defense of your Felony DUI
With consequences so harsh, you need to contact Simms & Associates. The stakes are higher, as not only will you lose your license, but you are facing possible incarceration as well. We will immediately conduct a thorough investigation, starting with the justification that the arresting officer had for the initial stop. We will also examine how the breath and field sobriety tests were conducted. If your rights were violated in any way, we will seek dismissal of your case. Please understand that a DUI arrest does not always result in a DUI conviction. We successfully defend the vast majority of the DUI cases we handle (upwards of 95%). Many cases that initially appeared hopeless to our clients have resulted in acquittals or dismissals.
We have extensive experience trying bench and jury trials in both state and federal courts. In addition, we have a high rate of success specifically in DUI cases.For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.