DUI AND TRAFFIC OFFENSES
If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you are probably concerned about the possible consequences you could be facing and what your options are. The worst thing you can do is represent yourself and plead guilty. It is NOT a crime to drink and drive. It is ONLY a crime to drink and drive to the extent that you cannot safely operate your motor vehicle. Law enforcement officers often times profile you and make a predetermined decision that you are driving under the influence of alcohol based on factors such as, what time you are driving, what kind of car you are in, or where you are. They will try to make the facts fit their “suspicions” and try to force you into believing that you must submit to their tests. This is simply not true. What they neglect to tell you is that the burden of proof is on them and without your cooperation, they often times have no substantive evidence to present in court. This does not mean that you should be rude to them as they are only doing their job. However, you can, and should respectfully inform them that your attorney has advised them not to submit to the Field Sobriety or breath tests.
Even if you have no intention of pleading not guilty and simply desire to stay out of jail, entering a guilty plea may be a big mistake. There may be options available to you that would keep the offense off of your record and keep your fines and court costs down. And with the new ignition interlock device laws that have recently taken affect in Alabama and the drivers license suspensions that may affect you, we can also explain to you the ways that it may be possible to maintain your drivers license and keep you from having to install the ignition interlock device in your vehicle. However, these things must be acted on quickly as you only have 10 days to request a driver’s license suspension hearing.
If you have been charged with DUI, you should immediately consult an experienced DUI attorney. At The Law Offices of Brian A. Dasinger, we have prosecuted and defended hundreds of DUI cases. We have the knowledge and experience to analyze the prosecution’s evidence and explain the options that may be available to you. So whether you were just visiting one of our beautiful beaches at Orange Beach or Gulf Shores for the first time or whether you are a local resident of Baldwin or Mobile County resident, there is no better law firm to contact upon getting a DUI arrest than The Law Offices of Brian A. Dasinger. You can reach us at (251) 928-5588 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many people mistakenly think that DUI’s are the only type of traffic offenses that you need representation for. It would also be in your best interest to retain an experienced Law Firm to represent you for other serious traffic offenses such as Driving While License Suspended, Driving While License Revoked, Reckless Driving or Aggravated Speeding. Most people do not realize, until it’s too late, that these are jailable offenses as well and pleading guilty to them can put unnecessary points on your record that can make your insurance rates increase.
At The Law Offices of Brian A. Dasinger, we have experience in representing our clients that have been charged with every type of traffic offense and we can assist you in reaching the best possible outcome and in saving you a great deal of money in fines and court costs.
Contact us today at (251) 928-5588 or by email at email@example.com.
IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE
On September 1st, 2011, the State of Alabama became the 50th State to enact ignition interlock laws. If you have refused to submit to the breath test machine and you are proven guilty of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol after blowing above a .15 or higher on the Draeger breath test machine , you will be required to have the interlock device installed if you are found guilty. If this happens, in addition to the fines and court costs that already have to be paid, you will also have to pay an installation fee and a monthly service fee for this device. Because the ramifications of the new ignition interlock device laws can be so devastating to you and your family, it is imperative that you contact a knowledgeable DUI Attorney immediately who may be able to help you avoid this requirement.
At The Law Offices of Brian A. Dasinger, we have successfully handled hundreds of Ignition Interlock Device Cases and can help navigate you through your legal situation. Contact us today at (251) 928-5588 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRIVERS LICENSE SUSPENSION HEARINGS
If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and have refused to submit to the breath test machine, your drivers license will be suspended for a period of 90 days by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency unless you request a Driver’s License Suspension Hearing within 10 days of your arrest. If this has happened to you, you should contact a knowledgeable DUI attorney immediately to request this hearing. At the hearing, the attorney can examine whether the arresting officer has taken all the necessary steps required by law to have your license suspended. There are no “work permits” in the State of Alabama, so it is imperative that you do everything you can to keep your license from being suspended.
At The Law Offices of Brian A. Dasinger, we have handled hundreds of DUIs and through that experience, have learned the nuances of the law that can save your driver’s license. Contact us today at (251) 928-5588 or by email at email@example.com.
The Law Offices of Brian A. Dasinger
22811 U.S. Hwy 98
Fairhope, AL 36532