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Should I Make a Plea Deal in my Alabama DUI?

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No one wants to be pulled over by police when they are driving, but if you’ve been drinking, it strikes a particular fear, even if you haven’t been drinking enough to be considered intoxicated. That may not matter. Being charged with a DUI in Alabama will permanently stay on your record, potentially harming you financially […]

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 […]

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 […]

How the Right DUI Lawyer Can Help Your Case

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It could be one of the most important decision for your future. You went to a bar or restaurant and had a few cocktails. No big deal. You are not an alcoholic and have done it hundreds of times before. Having a drink or two with dinner is not a crime. You are not a […]

Types of Chemical Tests for DUI

If you are pulled over for a suspected DUI (driving under the influence), you can expect there to be a number of tests that will be given to determine if you are intoxicated. Darley Law will help you consider your options at this time, and it is advised that you take this incident seriously as […]

Mardi Gras and DUI Arrests in Mobile

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The Mobile Mardi Gras 2020 celebration kicks off this winter in downtown Mobile and runs nearly the entire month ending on Fat Tuesday, February 25, 2020. That’s two-and-a half weeks of celebration for young and old in what’s known as the first known Mardi Gras in the U.S., even before New Orleans. Expect marching bands […]

How Does a DUI Affect Your Employment Status?

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Getting convicted of a DUI charge in Alabama can have serious consequences including license suspension/revocation, fines, and jail term. In addition to this, a DUI conviction can also have an adverse impact on your employment prospects in the state. How Does a DUI Conviction Affect Your Employment Status in Alabama? Alabama happens to be one […]

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