Defending The Harshest Of DUI Charges
Under Alabama law, drivers facing a fourth DUI conviction within a five-year period can be charged with a felony.
Hiring a lawyer who is well-versed in handling serious DUI cases is very important, as there are nuances that do not apply to other felony offenses.
Over Two Decades Of Collective Experience Defending Drunk Driving Charges In Alabama
At Simms & Associates, in Birmingham, we have over two decades of experience in defending against the harshest of DUI charges. We will leverage our extensive litigation experience and aggressive defense strategy to pursue the most optimal outcome for your case.
Consequences Of Subsequent DUI Offenses
A fourth DUI is a Class C felony that can result in a sentence of no less than one year and one day, and no more than 10 years in prison. In addition, your driver’s license will also be suspended for five years. The court may assess a fine of up to $10,000 and require you to attend a substance abuse program.
Diligent Defense When You Need It Most
With consequences so harsh, you need experienced, effective representation. The stakes are higher, as not only will you lose your license, but you are also facing possible incarceration.
At Simms & Associates, our attorneys will immediately conduct a thorough investigation, starting with traffic stop and checking whether it was lawful. We will also examine how authorities conducted the breath and field sobriety tests, and if they violated your constitutional rights or police protocol.
If we find any procedural defects, we will not hesitate to seek a dismissal of your case.
A Possible Acquittal Or Case Dismissal
A DUI arrest does not always result in a DUI conviction. We successfully defend the vast majority of the DUI cases we handle (upward of 95 percent). Many cases that initially appeared hopeless to our clients have resulted in acquittals or dismissals.
More About Our Experience
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.