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Reasons Why Field Sobriety Tests are Unreliable

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Field sobriety tests or FST describes a series of three tests used by law enforcement in Alabama to determine if a driver is impaired. They are also referred to as standardized tests, but there is nothing standard about them. If you are perfectly sober, about one-third of individuals will fail a field sobriety test. If […]

DUI Diversion Program for Drunk Drivers in Alabama

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A DUI diversion program is a way for you to stay out of jail in Alabama if you have been convicted of a DUI or driving under the influence. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk driving is a serious offense in Alabama, where 246 people lost their lives in alcohol-impaired driving […]

How a DUI is Treated Across State Lines

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Different states often have differing driving under the influence (DUI) laws. The law in Alabama is not exactly the same as in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, and the other states in the region. All that said, penalties (for DUI) usually transfer from state to state. A DUI conviction in Alabama will be reported to our […]

Will a DUI Affect My Ability to Drive a Boat, Snowmobile, or ATV?

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Logically it would seem reasonable that repeated DUI convictions would impact your ability to operate other motorized vehicles such as a boat, snowmobile, or all-terrain vehicle (ATV). But this is not true in Alabama. DUI and Other Vehicles Safe vehicle operation does not apply just to automobiles. Operating a boat, an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), or […]

Getting a Job After a Criminal Conviction

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A criminal conviction in Alabama means the convicted will spend some time behind bars. After the sentence, the individual has theoretically paid his debt to society and ideally makes plans to renew a normal life including becoming gainfully employed.  Except that is not the way it happens. In reality, there are a number of invisible […]

Will a DUI Jeopardize my Legal Immigration Status in the US?

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Being charged with a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Mobile will have serious consequences for any driver. Alabama does not treat driving intoxicated lightly.  We know from federal statistics that close to one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities were attributed to drunk driving in 2015. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports 10,000 […]

Signs That You Might be the Target of a Criminal Investigation

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The first clue that you are being investigated might come when law enforcement shows up at your home to ask you some questions. It does not always have to be that overt. You may notice cars parked outside your home, you may receive an odd phone call, you may hear someone was looking into your […]

Will a DUI Prevent Me from Getting a Security Clearance?

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Whether a government job, working for TSA, joining the military, NASA, working for a contractor, or even the IRS, you will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance as a condition of employment. A security clearance not only assures the employer you are a solid citizen, but the government or agency wants to […]

Why You Should Not Give a Breath Test During a DUI Investigation

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You see the police car light signaling you to pull over. Then the officer shines a light in your car and looks at your eyes.  He may suspect you have been drinking therefore he has probable cause to have you take a field sobriety test, or a preliminary breath test (PBT). You may not be […]

What is a Protective Order?

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Domestic violence is considered a serious offense in Alabama. Violence against your partner is a crime that falls under Alabama’s Protection from Abuse Act. A protective order is issued by the circuit court in your area to provide relief to the victim. All the victim needs to do is go to the local circuit court […]

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