DUI Practice in Alabama / From Arrest to Appeal


The one law you can almost guarantee the Alabama Legislature will change or attempt to change during a legislative session is Alabama's Driving Under the Influence Law. Enhancement of punishment provisions are altered, deferred prosecution programs are approved, completely new options such as the interlock ignition device and restricted driving privileges for those who install them are passed into law.

In May, 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board voted to recommend that all states lower the blood-alcohol content that constitutes drunk driving from a BAC level of .08 to a BAC level of .05. If adopted in Alabama, significant legislative changes would occur. The result of these legislative changes often result in confusion, enforcement problems, financial hardship, and unanswered questions.

The purpose of this seminar is to provide accurate, up-to-date information concerning these and other issues facing prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys and court officials. The seminar is designed to cover every aspect of a DUI case, from the initial stop of the vehicle to the final appeal of the case. The faculty will provide current information and share effective strategies for handling a DUI case. In addition, the latest technology used by the Department of Forensic Sciences will be available for an on-site demonstration throughout the day. This seminar includes 1 hour of ethics credit.

All registrants will receive a copy of "The Prosecution and Defense of DUI Cases: A Practitioner's Handbook", including the latest supplement, by Professor Brad Bishop.

Check-in on the day of the seminar will be from 8:00AM - 8:30AM. The program will commence at 8:30AM and adjourn at 4:15PM.

Online registration requires a credit card before your registration can be processed. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Also, an e-mail address must be provided during registration in order to receive your payment receipt. Otherwise, your payment will not fully process. Thank You.

No sections of this course are currently being offered.