Baldwin County Alabama DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Polson & Polson Law Firm regularly defends those accused of DUI and criminal offenses in Baldwin County, Alabama.
Baldwin County Alabama DUI cases may be prosecuted in either State Court or Municipal Court, depending on the arresting law enforcement agency. For example, if an Alabama State Trooper arrests you for DUI in Daphne, Alabama, your case will be docketed in the Baldwin County District Court; though, if you were arrested for DUI by a Daphne City Police Officer, your case would be docketed in the Daphne Municipal Court.
DUI prosecutions begin in the State Court, being the Baldwin County District Court, if arrested by a Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputy or an Alabama State Trooper.
DUI prosecutions begin in a Municipal Court, if arrested by a municipal police officer; unless, the case is considered an Alabama Felony DUI; wherein the case will be prosecuted through the State Court system.
The Alabama DUI & CRIMINAL DEFENSE lawyers of Polson & Polson have vast experience handling cases in all municipal courts in Baldwin County, Alabama, including:
DUI cases in Daphne Municipal Court
DUI cases in Orange Beach Municipal Court
DUI cases in Gulf Shores Municipal Court
DUI charges in Fairhope Municipal Court
DUI cases in Foley Municipal Court
DUI charges in Spanish Fort Municipal Court
DUI cases in Summerdale Municipal Court
DUI prosecutions in Silverhill Municipal Court
DUI charges in Loxley Municipal Court
DUI charges in Robertsdale Municipal Court
Domestic Violence, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses (Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia), Public Intoxication, Resisting Arrest, Attempting to Elude, and Assault 3rd. Pursuant to Alabama Code Section 12-14-1, the municipal court shall have jurisdiction of all prosecutions for the breach of the ordinances of the municipality within its police jurisdiction.
As well, the municipal court shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the district court of all acts constituting violations of state law committed within the police jurisdiction of the municipality, which may be prosecuted as breaches of municipal ordinances. Such offenses include not only DUI, but also the Alabama criminal offenses of Domestic Violence 3rd, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses (Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia), Public Intoxication, Resisting Arrest, Attempting to Elude, and Assault 3rd.
With recent amendments to the Alabama DUI Laws, including increased penalties such as ignition interlock, increased jail sentences and double fines, it is important to hire an experienced and professional DUI Defense Lawyer to handle your case.
Call the experienced Alabama DUI and Criminal Defense attorneys of Polson & Polson for a consultation of your case, whether your DUI or criminal charge is being prosecuted in the Baldwin County Alabama District or Circuit Court or the Daphne Municipal Court, Orange Beach Municipal Court, Gulf Shores Municipal Court, Fairhope Municipal Court, Foley Municipal Court, Spanish Fort Municipal Court, Summerdale Municipal Court, Silverhill Municipal Court, Loxley Municipal Court, or Robertsdale Municipal Court.