States Where the Most DUI Arrests Occur

June 30, 2015

DUI enforcement is top priority for every state in the U.S. This isn’t just because states’ transportation funding can hinge on these enforcement efforts – it’s also because DUI arrests and convictions can generate a lot of additional funds for states, as convicted people have to pay various fines that are used to help fund…
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FAQs about Ignition Interlock Devices for Alabama DUIs

June 26, 2015

Ignition interlock devices (IIDs) can be an aspect of DUI penalties, as people convicted of DUIs can be ordered by the courts to have IIDs installed on their vehicles for months or longer. Given that there are a lot of myths about IIDs out there, below, we’ll clear up some of these misconceptions by answering…
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3 Important Facts about Field Sobriety Tests during Alabama DUI Stops

June 21, 2015

When traffic cops are trying to evaluate whether a driver is likely sober versus intoxicated, one of the tools they have at their disposal is field sobriety testing. In fact, the results of this testing can serve as probable cause to request BAC testing and, in turn, to make DUI arrests. Given that field sobriety…
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6 Effective DUI Defense Strategies that Could Work for You

June 16, 2015

Being charged with a drunk driving offense can be distressing, especially when it seems like the evidence is stacked against you and the upcoming legal process will be as confusing as it may be daunting. What those accused of DUI should remember, however, is that: They have rights, and the law presumes they are innocent…
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NHTSA Working on Technology to Prevent Drunk Driving

June 11, 2015

Earlier this month, transportation safety officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) presented their latest work on developing new technology that could be used to end drunk driving – and the car accidents caused by it – for good. The technology in question, which has been developed as part of the Driver Alcohol…
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3 Approved IID Installers in Alabama

June 6, 2015

In light of our last blog that discussed how many ignition interlock devices (IIDs) have been installed in Alabama since 2012, we thought it would be a good time out point out the specific vendors that are currently approved to install IIDs in the state. If you have been ordered by the court to have…
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Since 2012, Only 561 IIDs Installed in Alabama after DUI Convictions, New Study Reports

June 1, 2015

In 2012, a new law went into effect in Alabama, requiring that ignition interlock devices (IIDs) be installed on the vehicles of motorists who have been convicted of: A first-time DUI with a BAC of 0.15 or more (or other associated aggravating factors) A second (or subsequent) drunk driving charge. Given that between 9,000 and…
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4 Facts about Underage DUIs in Alabama

May 25, 2015

Alabama has a Zero Tolerance Law. This means that, for motorists under 21 years old, only having a little bit of alcohol in their systems can result in DUI arrests and charges. What may be just as significant as this is that fact that it can only take one DUI conviction for younger people to…
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How to Avoid a DUI Arrest over Memorial Day Weekend

May 20, 2015

With the Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, many people are planning festive celebrations. If part of your celebration plans involve drinking alcohol, then make sure you plan ahead to avoid a DUI arrest, as there will likely be a lot more Alabama law enforcement officials out this weekend looking to nab drunk drivers….
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DUI Charges Filed against Dothan Criminal Attorney

May 15, 2015

Days ago, a 50-year-old criminal attorney from Dothan, Alabama was arrested for alleged drunk driving. According to Dothan Police Sergeant Mac Eggleston, the attorney had been involved in a single-vehicle crash at around 10 pm Wednesday night after her vehicle collided with a fence. Upon responding to the collision, police suspected the attorney of being…
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