Charged With Drunk Driving? Our Experienced Attorneys Can Help.
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a common offense that can have life-altering effects. Most of the time, it is the result of a lapse in judgment. Nevertheless, the courts often come down hard on defendants – especially young adults – in an attempt to deter future offenses. If you’ve been charged with a drunk driving offense in Auburn, Phenix City or the surrounding areas of Alabama, reach out to Cooper & Cooper, Attorneys at Law, LLC. We may be able to reduce or remove your sentence, but you need to contact us quickly after being arrested.
Don’t Underestimate The Seriousness Of A DUI Charge
In most cases, a first-offense DUI is charged as a misdemeanor in Alabama. However, that is no slap on the wrist. If convicted, you face a minimum fine of $600, could lose your license for 90 days and, in some cases, could spend up to a year in jail.
Consequences are even harsher if there were aggravating factors, including:
- Having a blood alcohol concentration of .15 percent or higher
- Driving with a minor under 14 in the car
- Causing an accident that resulted in injury or death to others
- Refusing to take a breath test after being arrested on suspicion of DUI
Repeat offenses could be charged as felonies, which would likely be a serious and permanent stain on your criminal record. This, in turn, could make it hard to pass a background check needed for a new job, housing or access to credit.
The reassuring news is that you may have more defense options than you realize, even if you failed a breathalyzer test. That’s why you shouldn’t make any decisions about your future until consulting with an experienced and caring criminal defense attorney like those at our firm.
Reach Out Today For Skilled Legal Guidance
Cooper & Cooper, Attorneys at Law, LLC, offers initial consultations to clients in Auburn, Phenix City and the surrounding areas of Alabama. To tell us your story and find out how we can help, send us a message online or call 334-521-2735.