Ketcham Law’s Alabama DUI Attorney Works to Protect Your Driving Privileges
You need an experienced lawyer to inform you with your rights and options if you are faced with a DUI charge in the state of Alabama. A DUI, even a first offense, can lead to severe penalties, including:
- Hefty Fnes
- License Reinstatement Fees
- Mandatory Alcohol Counseling
- Driver’s License Suspension
- Jail Time
- A Lasting Criminal Record
To help you avoid these penalties our DUI attorney will conduct a thorough review of your case, and will examine the following aspects of your arrest:
- The cause for your traffic stop.
- The administration of the standardized field sobriety tests.
- The actions of officers during and after your arrest.
- The validity of the blood alcohol test results.
Your DUI arrest presents several immediate concerns, even before you ever appear in court. Do not face the system alone, hire a knowledgeable Alabama DUI lawyer to improve your chances of avoiding unnecessary penalties stemming from a conviction.
Act Quickly to Contest the Suspension of Your License After a DUI
At Ketcham Law our we understands how important your driving privileges are to your career, your family and your personal life. With a detailed knowledge of the administrative process stemming from your arrest, we work to provide the advice and guidance you need to request your hearing and prepare a case to retain your license.
In the days following your arrest, the Department of Motor Vehicles will begin the process of suspending your license. During the 10 days immediately after your arrest, you have the right to request an administrative hearing before the DMV to plead your case to avoid an immediate suspension.
At the time of your drinking under the influence arrest, you should have received a yellow form titled AST-60. This form serves as your drivers’ license for the 45 days following your arrest. After these 45 days, your driving privileges will be suspended, unless you request an administrative hearing with the DMV.
Why Request a DMV Hearing?
During your hearing, our DUI lawyer will appear with you to provide the support you need to demonstrate your true concern over the situation. Requesting a hearing with the DMV offers many benefits, it will allow you to:
- Plead your DUI case
- Negotiate a lesser suspension period
- Demonstrate your investment and understanding of the process before you
- Show the DMV that you truly care about your license and the situation at hand
Hire a DUI Attorney in Alabama
Remember, the administrative proceedings stemming from your Alabama DUI arrest are completely separate from the criminal proceedings. You do not need to be convicted of a DUI to face license suspension. Call Ketcham Law at 205-296-4233 to discuss your case and learn how our Alabama DUI attorney can help you protect your driver’s license during the administrative process.