Huntsville DUI/DWI Lawyer
Decatur Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer
Driving under influence of alcohol (DUI/DWI) is a criminal charge that can greatly impact not only your criminal record, but also your reputation. Our legal team has helped protect the rights of countless men, women and youthful offenders throughout North Alabama.
If you have been charged with driving with a blood alcohol content over the legal limit of .08 percent (or .02 for minors), you need the guidance and experience of a dedicated Huntsville DUI/DWI attorney. At John R. Campbell, Attorney at Law, we provide comprehensive representation tailored to each client's situation. We will evaluate your case from every angle to determine the best course of action.
Protecting Driving Privileges
In Alabama, if you refuse to take a breath test or field sobriety test on-site, you will be placed under arrest for DUI and before booking, you will be asked to submit to a breath test at the jail. If you refuse, the state will suspend your driver's license for 90 days on your first DUI and one year for subsequent charges.
Our law firm provides representation for administrative hearings to contest driver's license suspensions. It is especially important for individuals who earn their living on the road, such as CDL holders, to protect their licenses. We can petition the court for a hearing on the license and ask for a temporary driver's license.
Please remember: You have the right to refuse a field sobriety test or to provide a breath sample. Field sobriety and breath tests are tools designed to give the state evidence to convict you. To present the strongest defense case, it is best to decline those tests even though you risk the administrative suspension of your driver's license.
As a dedicated, experienced criminal defense lawyer, John R. Campbell conducts thorough evaluations of each client's arrest. His extensive understanding of the law includes reviewing constitutional law to ensure your rights were not violated in the course of your case. He can review the following situations to determine if illegal evidence was obtained:
- Your stop
- Field sobriety tests
- Breathalyzer machines
- Right of counsel
When he finds law enforcement impropriety, he fights hard to have evidence suppressed and charges dismissed.
DUI/DWI charges and convictions can have lasting consequences. When alcohol is a factor in any case, family court can become involved. A DUI conviction can affect child custody and visitation orders. Our law firm understands the issues you may be facing. We have extensive experience negotiating drug and alcohol diversion programs, as well as alternative sentencing options. We are committed to protecting your rights and minimizing your consequences.
Call Us Today
We invite you to contact us today to discuss your legal issue. We can also be reached by phone at 256-534-0407. Our office is located on the Madison County Courthouse Square and offers free client parking.
We proudly represent active and retired military personnel and law enforcement IUPA and PBA union members and their families.