Decatur DUI Lawyer
Decatur Alabama DUI Lawyer Donald Chapman
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Decatur Alabama DUI Lawyer
Law Office of Donald Chapman
809 6th Avenue SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Donald A Chapman Attorney at Law based in Decatur, AL offers his more than 16 years practice experience to all of Northern Alabama. Including Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone counties. Handling cases in personal and all types of injury - physical, financial, emotional or mental. Also representing clients in criminal defense and domestic law cases.
Donald A. Chapman is your David to their Goliath.
Donald A. Chapman's Primary Areas Of Practice Are:
- Personal injury - all types and classes of injury
- Criminal defense - from misdemeanors to felonies
- Domestic law - divorce and family representation
FREE 30 minute consultation for criminal defense and domestic law situations.
Call 256-350-1700 or contact Donald A. Chapman Attorney at Law today for personal injury, criminal defense or domestic law representation.
Donald A Chapman Attorney at Law of Decatur, AL represents Northern Alabama clients in all types of criminal defense cases. Call on him to stand up for you, whatever the situation - from DUI's to capitol offenses. Call for a FREE 30 minute consultation.
Types of criminal defense cases:
- Driving under the influence
- Drug cases
- Misdemeanor cases
Donald A. Chapman's 16 years practicing law has also benefited the State of Alabama by helping to shape the state's DUI law.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Every state has some sort of "drunk driving" statute. The term "drunk driving" is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be "drunk" or "intoxicated" to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the .
A Lawyer can help...
Assess your legal situation
An experienced Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A lawyer mostly deals with matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.
Explain the consequences
The consequences of a vary greatly from state to state and a lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Manage the process
Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
Represent you in court
An experienced Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.
Don't know if a Lawyer is right for you? Here are some general guidelines:
Definitely hire a Lawyer if you already have several 's and receive another; or if your arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.
Seriously consider hiring a Lawyer if you've been arrested for a second (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.
You might want to hire a Lawyer if you don't understand your rights or laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don't know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.