If you have never faced criminal charges before, you may not realize how serious drug- and alcohol-related charges can be. Depending on the circumstances, you could face heavy fines, lose your license and possibly even spend time in jail.
Fortunately, that does not need to happen if you act quickly. My name is Jonathan C. McCardle, as a DUI attorney I have detailed knowledge of the charges you are up against and how to fight them. With a thorough understanding of the courtroom and legal process, I will use every tool at my disposal to get you the best possible deal. For quality legal representation near Fairhope, Mobile and coastal Alabama, look no further than my firm, Jonathan C. McCardle, Attorney at Law, LLC.
Alabama has strict laws surrounding driving under the influence (DUI). Without a tough defense, the penalties you face could include:
- Driver's license suspension or revocation
- Ignition interlock devices, which administer a breathalyzer test before you can start your car
- Fines of hundreds or thousands of dollars
- Significantly higher insurance premiums
- Mandatory treatment or counseling programs
- A permanent criminal record
The key to a solid DUI defense is acting as soon as possible. The more time an DUI attorney has to help you, the better your prospects for receiving reduced charges or even having them tossed altogether.
DUIs received while boating or waterskiing are commonly known as BUI. Many people believe that these penalties only apply to boating privileges, but that is not true. If a judge convicts you on a BUI charge, you can lose your driver's license and incur all the consequences described above. Not only that, but there are also lasting effects for your captain's license as well, which can have serious professional consequences.
When you are defending yourself against DUI charges, your future is on the line. I have the tenacity and aggressive legal background to win your fight. Do not settle for anything less.
For a free consultation, please reach out via my online form or by phone: 205-440-6071.