Southwest Alabama DUI/DWI Lawyer

Providing Legal Strategies for DUI Charges

The state of Alabama places strict, steep consequences on drunk driving charges. If you are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or another drug (DUI), also called DWI, you could face:

  • A suspended driver's license — the minimum suspension is 90 days
  • Harsh fines — the minimum fine is more than $500
  • Lost wages — without your car, you could lose your job
  • Long jail time —the minimum sentence can be up to a year

At the Gulf Shores Law Office of Daniel H. Craven, P.C., I know the severe penalties that you will face when charged with DUI. I have nearly 20 years' experience framing effective legal strategies to help you beat DUI charges or minimize your penalties.

As your criminal defense lawyer, I can provide effective, aggressive strategies for DUI charges that may help bring relief from prosecution. I have handled hundreds of DUI cases and my reputation for being credible and professional has helped me with negotiations and trial.

Depending on your situation, I can try to negotiate with the district attorney to withhold adjudication in municipal court. This basically means you would plead guilty to your charge and the court would put you on probation. After completing mandated DUI classes and staying out of trouble for one year, your case would be dismissed and the conviction would be removed from your record.

Aggressive Defense

I will thoroughly evaluate your case and determine whether your arresting officer(s):

  • Followed proper procedures
  • Had reasonable suspicion to pull you over
  • Had probable cause to arrest you for DUI

If any of these factors are violated, your charges may be reduced or dismissed.

A major factor of DUI cases are the breath test results. I use experts to evaluate the actual machine you blew into to determine whether your breath test provided truly scientifically based indicators of intoxication. If we can find fault with the machine, your charges may be reduced or dismissed.

Suspension Assistance

When you get a DUI in Alabama, you face the court system and administrative suspension laws. The administrative side includes taking a breath test. If you refuse to take one or blow above the legal limit, your license will likely be suspended. I have a record of success in fighting license suspensions. I will help negotiate deals that do not involve pleading guilty, but can protect your driving privileges.

Protect Your Rights - Contact Me Today

Please call me toll-free at 888-631-7963 or send me an email today, so I can begin preparing your case and protecting your future. For your convenience, my office hours are flexible. You can reach me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your unique legal issue.

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