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Tuscaloosa DUI Law

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, or "drunk driving," in Tuscaloosa is by far the most commonly encountered offense in the courts today.

Defending against a charge of drunk driving in Tuscaloosa is tricky business. A Tuscaloosa DUI defense attorney needs to understand scientific and medical concepts, and must be able to question tough witnesses including scientists and police officers.

If you want to fight your drinking and driving charge in Tuscaloosa, you're well advised to hire an attorney who specializes in these types of cases. They may be able to get you off the hook, or lessen the fine or punishment imposed.

The laws concerning "drunk driving" have changed radically over recent years. A person arrested today for driving under the influence of alcohol ("DUI", also referred to as "DWI" or driving while intoxicated) faces complicated criminal procedures and a potentially devastating punishment that can be more severe than a penalty handed down in a felony case.

An experienced attorney who specializes in blood alcohol analysis and drunk driving cases can effectively handle criminal and administrative proceedings. It is an unfortunate fact, however, that many general practitioners or general criminal attorneys attempt to represent clients with little or no training or experience in this very complex field and the results are disastrous.

Tuscaloosa Drunk Driving Punishments

The punishment in drunk driving cases is set forth by state statute and can be incredibly complex. The basic statute determines the range of possible sentences, with modifications for such things as:

  • Having a prior conviction within seven years
  • Speeding 20 mph over the limit
  • Having a child under 14 in the car
  • Having a blood alcohol content reading over .20%
  • Refusing to submit to chemical testing

Within the range, the actual sentence in a drunk driving case will be affected by:

  • The facts of the case
  • Any policies of the local court and prosecutors
  • The weaknesses in the case uncovered by the defense attorney
  • The reputation of that attorney
  • All of this is independent of a DMV suspension, which is determined separately and which can be very complicated.

The Tuscaloosa DUI defense attorneys at Polson and Polson work vigorously to provide the highest quality DUI defense representation to individuals throughout the state of Alabama. A Tuscaloosa DUI arrest and the process that follows can be a difficult experience for an inexperienced lay person to tackle alone. A Tuscaloosa DUI charge is very serious and you will likely feel helpless and scared at this point, but we can help you through this difficult time in your life. Most people accused of driving under the influence do not fully understand the process and any person accused of Tuscaloosa DUI should not proceed without an experienced Tuscaloosa DUI lawyer at Polson & Polson. Allow our Tuscaloosa, Alabama drunk driving attorneys take the time to listen to you and explain the legal ramifications of your case and come up with the best plan to resolve your case.

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Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) or blood alcohol content concentration is the concentration of alcohol in blood. It is usually measured as mass per volume. For example, a BAC of 0.02% grams of alcohol per 100 grams of individual's blood, or 0.02 grams of alcohol per 100 grams of blood. Use the BAC calculator (Blood Alcohol Content Calculator) beolow to calculate your BAC levels.

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