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About Polson & Polson DUI Law Firm

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • alabamadui

Question: What sets Polson & Polson apart from other DUI firms in Alabama? Answer: Polson & Polson is founded on experience, education and focus. We are a statewide DUI defense law firm. We have over 50 years of cumulative experience between our senior partner, Mark Polson, and our junior partner, Whitney Polson. We handle hundreds

Driving Under the Influence Case Wins

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • alabamadui

Question: Can you discuss some of your Alabama DUI case wins? Answer: At Polson & Polson, we handle hundreds and hundreds of DUI cases every year. Some of the case wins that I can highlight just as a sampling are, recently we had a client that blew a .25 breath test after being stopped on

Representing Yourself for DUI

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • alabamadui

Question: Can I represent myself in my Alabama DUI case? Answer: Any citizen accused of a crime does have the right to represent themself in a court; however, it is highly advised against because of the various pitfalls that are included within our DUI statute and the penalties that you could face. So, it’s highly

What To Do After Being Arrested for DUI

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • alabamadui

Question: What is the first thing I should do after being arrested for DUI in Alabama? Answer: It’s very important after being arrested for a DUI to immediately contact a DUI defense lawyer. There are various issues you need to be educated about, including your driver’s license and how to properly defend the case in

DUI Sentence Enhancements

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • alabamadui

Question: Are there sentence enhancements for DUI in Alabama? Answer: In Alabama, there are several ways that your sentence could be enhanced if convicted of DUI. Over recent years, the legislature has passed many different “get tough” penalties and laws in terms of DUI cases. These deal with recidivism issues and aggravating factors. Any prior

How to Answer Officer for DUI

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • alabamadui

Question: What should I say if an Alabama officer asks if I have been drinking? Answer: When stopped by a police officer for an alleged DUI, like any traffic violation or roadside interaction with a police officer, a citizen only has to do two things as required by law. Number one is to identify themselves,

Impact of Body Cameras on DUI

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • alabamadui

Question: Will body cameras on police officers impact the way that DUI investigations are conducted in Alabama? Answer: Body cameras on police officers in DUI investigations will bring a lot of objectivity to the prosecution. If the video shows high levels of intoxication or a horrible performance on a field sobriety test, it’s something for

Inaccurate DUI Field Sobriety Test

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • alabamadui

Question: Is it possible for an officer to inaccurately report the results of a field sobriety test in Alabama? If so, how can a person defend him or herself against this? Answer: It’s very possible for an officer to inaccurately report the results of a field sobriety test. First, the officer reporting the results of

Inaccurate DUI Police Report

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • alabamadui

Question: Is it possible for a police report to be inaccurate in Alabama? If so, how can a person defend against this false evidence? Answer: It is absolutely possible for a police report to be inaccurate. All a police report is an officer’s opinion written on paper. In defending a DUI case, it’s very important

DUI Impact of Fever on Breath Test

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • alabamadui

Question: Can running a fever impair the results of a DUI breath or blood test in Alabama? Answer: Yes, running a fever could negatively impact a breath or blood test in a DUI investigation. Forensic blood and breath alcohol testing is premised upon certain assumptions; mainly in breath testing that your body temperature is 34

About the Author The lawyers of Polson & Polson have more than 60 years of collective experience in representing citizens of Alabama accused of crimes. In recognizing this profound fact, our lawyers take a team approach to all new cases, whereby the client receives the benefit of three separate legal opinions and strategies. Let our lawyers put their skills, knowledge and experience to work for you!