Birmingham License Suspension Attorney
Have you been arrested and charged with a DUI? Time is not on your side. You must act quickly and seek out competent counsel who can assist you with all the legal ramifications associated with this serious criminal charge.
One of these legal issues includes representing you at your driver's license administrative hearing where your license will automatically be suspended for 90 days for a first time DUI if not contested within 10 days of the charge being filed against you. Most people don't realize that, in Alabama, this license suspension is separate from the criminal charges associated with a DUI.
At the Law Office of Jeffrey G. Hester, we handle every aspect of your DUI case, including your potential Driver's License administrative hearing to prevent a license suspension. Contact us today if you need thorough, aggressive representation. We are here to make sure your rights and your freedom are protected.
The Importance of Having an Attorney Who Knows the DUI Laws
Even if you are not convicted of a DUI, your license will still be automatically suspended if you do not at least try to contest it at a driver's license administrative hearing. The exception to this is if you are arrested for a DUI on private property.
If you are arrested for DUI, you will more than likely be issued an AST-60, which is a canary yellow sheet of paper. This document will serve as your drivers license for 45 days from the date of your arrest, after which time your license suspension will begin. To avoid this dire consequence you must request an administrative hearing within 10 days of the date of arrest. Failure to do so may result in your license being suspended. This is true even if you are ultimately found not guilty of your DUI charge. In other words, if you do not act then, you have waived your right to contest the license suspension.
Attorney Jeffrey G. Hester is familiar with every aspect of DUI charges, including representing clients at drivers license administrative hearings. He knows that by requesting this hearing, it shows that you care and are invested in your future and that you understand that driving is a privilege and not a right. Alabama does not allow for a hardship license to be issued. This means that if you are caught driving without a valid license you will be issued another ticket, which if you are convicted of, will suspend your license for an even longer period of time. This is a dark tunnel you do not want to be in.
This is why it is imperative you speak with our knowledgeable DUI defense lawyer about how to effectively prepare and present your case at a drivers license administrative hearing. He will evaluate if you were driving or in actual physical control of the vehicle, if you blew a .08 into the Draeger, or if you refused to blow in the Draeger breathalyzer completely.
Most people do not know that even if they are unsuccessful in the drivers license administrative hearing, they can appeal the ruling to the circuit court of the county in which they received the ticket. This is a totally separate case from the DUI. In fact, it is actually a civil case.
Mr. Hester has extensive experience in pursuing these types of civil cases and would love to help you litigate or negotiate your case.
Additionally, Attorney Hester's experience as a former prosecutor of DUI cases allows him to effectively anticipate and prepare a solid defense for the criminal trial for your DUI charges, based on his knowledge of prosecution strategies and the DUI laws of Alabama.
Contact Us Today
Our office and friendly staff are conveniently located just off of I-65. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with weekends and evenings by appointment only. Our offices are handicap accessible. We accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover.
When facing a DUI charge, time is not on your side. Determine your best course of action today by calling us at 205-588-5463 or Toll Free at 877-257-3169 or contact us by filling out the form on this website.
Law Office of Jeffrey G. Hester
2163 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124
Toll Free: 877-257-3169 | Telephone: 205-588-5463 | Fax: 205-982-9253
The Law Office of Jeffrey G. Hester practices DUI/Criminal Defense, Divorce/ Child Custody and Personal Injury law throughout the state of Alabama, including Pelham, Birmingham, Alabaster, Bessemer, Calera, Chelsea, Columbiana, Helena, Hoover, Montevallo, Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Vincent and Tuscaloosa.
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