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DUI Defense Attorney in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Driving Under the Influence

In Alabama driving with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.08% or higher is illegal. If you are stopped by a police officer in Tuscaloosa, you can be arrested for a DUI (driving under the influence). First, the officer will need to determine whether or not you are under the influence by performing one or more of several field sobriety tests. The tests can range from a walk and turn test to a more extensive test such as a blood, breath, or urine test. Refusal to perform any of these tests when asked by the officer will most likely result in your immediate arrest and being booked in a county jail for DUI. A DUI charge and conviction can have dramatic effects on your future.

Joshua J. Swords is an attorney experienced in defending people charged with driving under the influence and has the ability to keep you out of jail.

In addition to any of the penalties the Court may impose for driving under the influence conviction, the Department of Motor Vehicles will take administrative action against an individual’s driver’s license. These actions can include restrictions, suspensions, and revocations. Joshua J. Swords is experienced in representing clients in any administrative hearings with the Department of Motor Vehicles and understands that the protection of a driver’s license is often the most important part of representation in a DUI case.

Challenging the Cops & Protecting Your Rights

A DUI offense in Tuscaloosa is considered a misdemeanor charge and can result in jail time, license suspension, and points on your driving record, fines, counseling, and probation. At Joshua J. Swords, Attorney At Law, we will fight for you and are determined to keep you out of jail. We will look at the facts surrounding your DUI charge and will question the allegations against you. We will challenge any field sobriety tests administered and will use their education and knowledge of Alabama DUI laws to obtain the best possible outcome for you.

If you are in need of an experienced DUI defense attorney, contact our firm immediately. We understand all areas of criminal defense in Alabama and will use our experience and resources to aggressively defend the charges against you. We may even be able to have the charges against you lowered or dropped completely.