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Understanding DUI Charges in Shelby County, AL Municipalities

Posted by Sam P. Dixon, III | Jun 27, 2024 | 0 Comments

Understanding DUI Charges in Shelby County, AL Municipalities

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense that can have significant legal consequences. If you or a loved one is facing a DUI charge in any of the municipalities within Shelby County, AL, it's essential to understand the implications and know your rights. At Dixon Law, LLC, attorney Sam P. Dixon III is committed to providing expert legal defense to those charged with DUI. For assistance, call 205-616-8896 or contact us online.

DUI Laws in Alabama

In Alabama, a person is considered to be driving under the influence if they are found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. For commercial drivers, the limit is 0.04%, and for drivers under 21 years of age, the limit is 0.02%. DUI charges are not limited to alcohol; they also encompass impairment caused by illegal drugs, prescription medications, and even over-the-counter drugs if they affect the driver's ability to operate a vehicle safely.

Consequences of a DUI Conviction

A DUI conviction in Shelby County can lead to severe penalties, including:

  1. Fines and Court Costs: These can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, depending on the number of prior offenses and the circumstances of the case.
  2. License Suspension: A DUI conviction can result in the suspension or revocation of your driver's license, impacting your ability to commute to work or manage daily responsibilities.
  3. Jail Time: Depending on the severity of the offense and prior convictions, jail time can range from a few days to several months.
  4. Probation: In some cases, the court may impose probation, requiring regular check-ins with a probation officer and adherence to specific conditions.
  5. Mandatory Programs: Offenders may be required to attend DUI education programs, substance abuse treatment, or community service.

Defending Against DUI Charges

If you are facing a DUI charge, it is crucial to have an experienced attorney by your side. Attorney Sam P. Dixon III of Dixon Law, LLC can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and build a strong defense. Some common defense strategies include:

  • Challenging the Traffic Stop: Questioning whether the officer had a valid reason for pulling you over.
  • Questioning the Field Sobriety Tests: Examining whether the tests were administered correctly and under appropriate conditions.
  • Disputing BAC Results: Investigating the accuracy and calibration of the breathalyzer or blood test equipment.

Why Choose Dixon Law, LLC?

At Dixon Law, LLC, we understand the stress and uncertainty that come with a DUI charge. Attorney Sam P. Dixon III has extensive experience in defending DUI cases in Shelby County municipalities, including Alabaster, Pelham, and Helena. We are dedicated to protecting your rights and working towards the best possible outcome for your case.

For a consultation, call us at 205-616-8896 or contact us online. Let us provide the expert legal assistance you need to face your DUI charges with confidence.

About the Author

Sam P. Dixon, III

Mr. Sam P. Dixon, III was born in Mobile, Alabama. The great-grandson of the Alabama Governor, Frank Dixon, Sam has come from a long family history of politics and the legal profession. Mr. Dixon always admired and respected the legal profession and aspired to help people obtain justice and fairn...


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