Alabama DUI law

Should You Provide A Breath Sample Or Not?

by ParkmanLawFirm April 10, 2013 Criminal Law

One of the most common questions I receive from individuals is whether they should provide a breath sample when they are stopped for DUI.  The first thing I tell them is that if they refuse, their driver’s license can be suspended for 90 days for a first time DUI.  The Alabama Code states, “[t]he director, […]

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National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Study 1981

by ParkmanLawFirm March 25, 2013 Criminal Law

After the initial 1977 study into field sobriety testing conducted by the Southern California Research Institute a second study was commissioned.  In 1981 the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded a second contract for the study of the three standardized tests.  These tests were the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Walk-and-Turn, and One-Leg Stand. The purpose […]

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Alabama Underage DUI

by ParkmanLawFirm March 13, 2013 Criminal Law

In the State of Alabama, individuals under the legal drinking age are held to a more stringent standard than those over the legal drinking age.  As most people know, the legal drinking age in the State of Alabama is 21. There are a couple instances where underage drinkers may be prosecuted for DUI.  The first […]

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