“You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments: rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the universe.”
DUI laws in Alabama take drunken driving seriously and impose harsh punishment for anyone convicted. Every year it seems the Alabama Legislature comes up with new and creative laws to enhance penalties for a DUI conviction, such as aggravated DUI resulting in Ignition Interlock penalties. The possibility of acquittal often seems hopeless under DUI law in Alabama—police can conduct tests to collect evidence as soon as they stop an individual, giving them an ample amount of time to build a case against you. Those facing DUI charges are usually discouraged from even talking to an attorney because they believe the case against them is open and shut. But all hope is not lost, there are many successful defenses to the prosecution of a DUI case that the Attorney Matthew T. Jackson is trained to look for and exploit.
Protections under Alabama drunken driving law
While Alabama drunken driving laws are strict, many Birmingham DUI laws and process requirements provide options for building a strong defense, including the following:
- Constitutional protections governing rights of the individual during the initial stop, information gathered at the scene, and evidence admissibility at trial.
- Protections under Birmingham DUI law and Alabama DUI law surrounding scientific issues involving the breath or blood test, included absorption rates and the impact of prescription drugs.
- Recognition of the subjectivity of the arresting officer’s observations and diligence in completing the written report of the incident.
Your chances for an acquittal are not hopeless if your Alabama DUI lawyer has strong experience defending charges based on drunken driving law in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. Attorney Matthew T. Jackson has the resources and skills to investigate every aspect of your stop and arrest to find the best options for your defense.