Top Ashville, AL DUI Lawyers Near You

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    Polson & Polson, P.C.

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • Barclay Law LLC

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • ZJP Law, LLC

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • Amari Law Firm, L.L.C

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • Perry Law Firm, LLC

    DUI Lawyers | Pelham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Pelham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • Caulder & Gray

    DUI Lawyers | Vestavia Hills Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Vestavia Hills Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • Boles Holmes Parkman White LLC

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • Michael S. Nissenbaum, Attorney at Law, P.C.

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight P.C.

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • Yaghmai Law LLC

    DUI Lawyers | Vestavia Hills Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Vestavia Hills Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • Dentons Sirote

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • Fawal & Spina

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, L.L.C.

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • The Revill Law Firm

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

  • Robbins Law Firm

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

    DUI Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Ashville, AL

Ashville DUI Information

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Find a DUI Attorney near Ashville

Have You Been Charged with a DUI?

If so, it is imperative to immediately contact an Ashville DUI lawyer who knows all the defenses that may be available to you. To violate DUI law, the blood-alcohol content must be at least .08 percent, and if it is higher than .14 you can be charged with extreme DUI.

DUI Ramifications

The alcohol content is determined by blood, breath, or urine tests. If you refuse to take one of those tests your driver’s license is automatically suspended. A DUI conviction is punishable by license revocation, months in jail, or years in prison for repeat offenders and stiff fines.

How long does a DUI stay on your record?

The length of time a DUI conviction will stay on your criminal record (different from your driving record that the DMV uses) depends on the state you live in. Some states will remove a DUI from your criminal record after five years, at which point, if you are arrested and convicted for DUI again, the system will treat you as a first-time offender. In other states, this could be 10 years. Other states do not do this at all, meaning the conviction will always be on your record, unless you can expunge it.

How long do you go to jail for a DUI conviction?

This depends on the state that you live in. Some states have mandatory jail sentences (although in some it’s only a few days) for a first-time offender, while other states have no jail time for first-time offenders. For each DUI conviction you receive, your odds of going to jail for a longer amount of time will increase.

Should you plead guilty to a DUI?

Many people think they should plead guilty quickly to “move on” from the incident. But that will mean having a conviction on your record for years to come, which can have serious negative effects on your life. You should always discuss your case with an attorney before you ever make any decisions on pleading guilty.

What happens when you get a DUI?

A DUI conviction can mean spending time in jail, having to pay fines and court costs, and attending drunk driving classes or entering into rehab. It could also mean having to deal with the effects of a driver’s license suspension, which could affect your job. Some states also require ignition interlock devices in the cars of people with DUI convictions. In short, the penalties are serious, and you should treat them seriously.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic “road map” on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you’ve laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with DUI Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who’ve been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer’s experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It’s a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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