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DUI Myths - Useful Information from Alabama Attorney John Michael Barclay

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The process of finding out the truth about DUI charges in Alabama can often be extremely challenging. Friends might exaggerate the penalties or downplay the consequences of a DUI conviction. Either way, it's difficult to know what to do if stopped for DUI or arrested on such charges.

Attorney John Michael Barclay of Birmingham, AL understands. That's why we have compiled information about some of the most common myths about DUI in Alabama. If you do not find the information you're looking for here, simply contact us or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule a free consultation. We're eager to meet with you and develop a strategy to address your legal problems. Call 866-584-1023.

Don't delay. Take action today. The clock started running the second a police officer stopped you for DUI in Alabama. If you were arrested for DUI in Alabama, your driver's license will likely be suspended for 90 days, unless you request an administrative license revocation hearing within 10 days of your arrest. Don't simply accept your license suspension for DUI in Alabama. Take action. Contact attorney Barclay right now.

Barclay Law, LLC fights for justice, one case at a time. We're on your side

Some of the most common DUI myths in Alabama include:

DUI field sobriety tests are mandatory in Alabama

False. You do not have to take these tests if a police officer stops you in Alabama under the suspicion of DUI. The three standardized field sobriety tests are Walk and Turn (WAT), One Leg Stand (OLS) and Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN). They are all voluntary.

You have to take a DUI breath test in Alabama

False. Like field sobriety tests, you do not have to take a DUI breath test or blood test or urine test to determine your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). However, unlike the field sobriety tests, if you refuse to take one of these three tests, you will likely be arrested and could have your driver's license suspended due to Alabama's implied consent law.

If you fail your DUI breath test, you will automatically be found guilty of DUI

False. Many DUI breath tests and other tests used to determine a person's BAC routinely get thrown out because the test was not done correctly or the evidence was improperly stored. Negotiating a dismissal despite a failed breath test is a common path to victory for attorney Barclay and his clients.

You can wait to call a lawyer to handle your DUI case in Alabama

False. The sooner you contact a DUI attorney, the better. You only have 10 calendar days after your DUI arrest to request an administrative hearing.  If you wait too long, your driver's license could be suspended. Even if 10 days have passed, Barclay Law, LLC knows what to do.

Any lawyer can handle a DUI case in Alabama

False. Experience matters in DUI cases. You need an attorney who thoroughly understands Alabama's DUI laws and has successfully resolved such complicated cases. Attorney John Michael Barclay has done just that for nearly a decade throughout Alabama. Discover what attorney Barclay can do for you. Contact us today.

Get your life back on track. Discover what Barclay Law, LLC can do for you

Don't underestimate the seriousness of your legal problems. Contact Barclay Law, LLC. We can help. We have the experience and knowledge you need to successfully resolve your case. This may be your only opportunity for justice. Seize it! Contact us today. Call 866-584-1023 or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule a free consultation today.

Barclay Law, LLC proudly serves clients throughout the state of Alabama, including Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Auburn, Mobile, Shelby County and the Gulf Shores as well as the municipalities of Adamsville, Bessemer, Docena, Dolomite, Fairfield, Fultondale, Graysville, Homewood, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Mount Olive, New Castle, Pleasant Grove, Prattville, Shannon, Vestavia, Watson and Wetumpka, AL. Wherever you are, whatever legal issue you're dealing with, contact us.

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