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What is the “Implied Consent” Law?
When you are arrested on reasonable suspicion that you were driving under the influence, you will be required to submit to a chemical test under Alabama’s “implied consent” law. Read our blog to learn about this requirement and how it affects your case.
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How Should I Plead In Court?
As DUI lawyers, we are often asked by clients how they should plead in court. Should they just plead guilty and get their case over with, or should they plead not guilty and try and fight their accusations? Read our blog to learn about your options and which you should pursue.
How Should I Plead In Court?
How Should I Plead In Court?
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What is Probable Cause?
In order to legally make a DUI arrest, law enforcement must establish “probable cause,” or in other words achieve a reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed. Learn more about this standard and how it can affect your case on our blog.
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Misdemeanor vs. Felony DUI in Alabama
The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony-level DUI is extremely important, as a felony DUI could have a tremendous impact on your future. Read our blog to learn about what can cause a DUI to escalate to felony status in the state of Alabama.
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The Three Most Common Types of Field Sobriety Tests
The three most commonly accepted types of field sobriety tests are the walk-and-turn, one-leg-stand, and horizontal gaze nystagmus test. Read about each of them works and where mistakes can be made that lead to false arrests on our blog.
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What Can Cause a False-Positive Breathalyzer Test?
Breathalyzers are surprisingly easy to deceive, even with normal biological conditions or simple everyday things. Read our blog to learn about a few of the ways you can deceive a test and potentially be arrested based on a false positive result.
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When a person is taken back to the station, if they so choose, they can try to convince the police that they were acting in self-defense. If successful, they could be released from custody without ever facing any charges. Remember: Anything you do or say while in police custody can be used against you in a court of law later. We discuss how to protect yourself in our Birmingham DUI law blog: https://goo.gl/jNZHmn
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Field Sobriety Test Secrets You Should Know

The police do not want you knowing a few secrets about field sobriety tests, or else you might be able to use the knowledge to your advantage when facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge. We uncover those secrets in our Birmingham DUI law blog: https://goo.gl/UfSKFR
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Are there real differences between assault and battery when concerning legal definitions? Or, are these crimes one-and-the-same? Head over to our Birmingham criminal defense law blog for the answer, and what to do if you get charged with a violent crime:
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Refusing a Field Sobriety Test

Which field sobriety tests are mandatory, and which are just requests from the police officer? Head over to our Birmingham criminal defense law blog to find out what field sobriety tests can be refused without immediate legal consequences: https://goo.gl/bdNjze
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