Huntsville DUI Lawyer Fights for You
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According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in 2010, 1.41 million people were arrested or convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. DUI offenses are becoming more and more common, and an arrest or conviction can have serious personal and professional ramifications. At Sree B. Ravi, P.C., Attorney at Law, we provide an understanding, caring atmosphere where you get the legal advice and representation you need to overcome your legal challenges.
Helping you navigate DUI laws in Alabama
In Alabama, driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are considered the same offense, and the terms are used interchangeably. The legal limit of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 percent. Commercial drivers are subject to a .04 percent limit. School bus and daycare drivers and drivers under the age of 21 can face charges for a BAC above .02 percent.
Penalties for DUI offenses include automatic license suspensions, fines, community service and jail time. Your first drunk driving conviction results in an automatic 90-day license suspension and up to one year in jail, a fine of $600 to $1,200, or both. Second offenses come with a one-year license suspension, a mandatory five days in jail with up to one year possible, a minimum of 30 days of community service and a possible fine of $1,100 to $5,100. Repeat DUI offenders can face felony charges resulting in thousands of dollars in fines and several years in prison.
Statistics indicate that at least 20 percent of all traffic deaths are attributed to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you injure or kill another person while driving under the influence, you could face vehicular homicide charges. An experienced DUI attorney can ensure that you present the strongest defense.
Our firm routinely handles DUI cases involving:
- Implied consent laws — Driving on Alabama roads automatically gives law enforcement your implied consent to submit to BAC tests. Refusal to submit to a test results in automatic and potentially severe penalties.
- Super DUI laws — Recent legislation has greatly increased the penalties for driving under the influence and you could face significant jail time and fines if your BAC is above a specified limit.
Our DUI FAQs page provides additional information about drunk driving offenses, you rights as an Alabama driver and the potential consequences of your arrest.
Get the DUI defense you need from a reliable law firm
Contact Sree B. Ravi, P.C., Attorney at Law to discuss your DUI situation. We provide valuable information and steadfast representation for your case. We are located in Huntsville. Call us at 256-937-1540 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss your legal matter.