DUI

Infographic: 10 Reasons to Hire a DUI Attorney

It’s that time of year again when motorists will be celebrating Memorial Day. This usually consists of good food, music, and the occasional alcoholic beverage. However, this also happens to be the time of year where law enforcement takes a more aggressive stance on DUI enforcement. Our infographic gives you the top 10 reasons to…

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What to Expect at a New Years Eve DUI Checkpoint

It is that time of year again where motorists will be ringing in the new year. This usually consists of good food, music, and the occasional alcoholic beverage. It is this time of year where law enforcement takes a more aggressive stance on DUI enforcement. Checkpoints are one manner by which law enforcement handles the…

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Crimson Tide Football Player Arrested for DUI

A vehicle collision early on the morning of July 13th led to the arrest of a defensive lineman on the University of Alabama football team. Police witnessed Jarran Kentel Reed, 21, backing his 2011 White Dodge Charger into another car at the City Fest Parking lot in Tuscaloosa.  Reed attempted to flee the scene of the accident before a…

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All-Offender Ignition Interlock Legislation Officially in Effect

A new law that is designed to make it easier for judges to require DUI offenders to install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles, officially went into effect for the State of Alabama on July 1st. The changes will now allow judges to force first time convicted DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock device…

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High School Football Coach Charged with DUI

Joey Kirby, the head football coach at Section High School, was arrested around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning and now faces charges that include reckless driving, having an open container of alcohol, illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage, and driving under the influence.  Troopers are still investigating and say subsequent charges remain pending. An Alabama State…

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New DUI Legislation Cleared by the Alabama State Senate

According to the most recent data provided by the Alabama Department of Transportation, there were 899 traffic fatalities in the state during 2011.  Drivers who were impaired by alcohol accounted for 220 of those fatalities and there were also nearly 7,000 separate incidents of driving under the influence reported. Numbers like these typically result in…

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Facts About Alcoholic Beverages

When discussing DUI defense, it is important to have knowledge of the causes of intoxication.  What many people do not know is that people as far back as 10,000 B.C have used alcoholic beverages.  Early on, people discovered that certain domesticated grains and fruits could be converted into alcoholic beverages which could be used for…

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Understanding the Draeger Alcotest 7110

In the State of Alabama, in almost every DUI defense case, the issue of a breath test will arise.  The Draeger Alcotest 7110 is the most utilized breath-testing machine within the state of Alabama.  The Draeger, or Drager Company, manufactures the Alcotest 7110.  Draeger is based out of Lübek, Germany. The Alcotest 7110 is designed…

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Justin Bieber arrested for DUI

On January 23, 204, Justin Bieber was arrested for DUI.  Unfortunately, Bieber provided a voluntary urine sample to the police.  According to reports, this urine sample has now come back and provided a positive test result for both marijuana and alprazolam (Xanax).  Based upon reports from the police department, Bieber was unable to provide a…

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Huntsville Woman Charged with Reckless Murder in Fatal Car Crash

Jessica Jean Gatewood, 50, has been formally charged with murder after she caused a fatal car crash in Limestone County this past September.  She now faces charges of reckless murder, driving under the influence, two counts of third-degree assault, and driving while revoked.  Gatewood remains in Limestone County Jail with bail set at $33,500. State…

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