Montgomery DUI AttorneyDon't Delay—Protect Your Rights. Your Driver's License May Be Subject to Immediate Suspension!
Although pleading guilty may seem the fastest and easiest way of handling a DUI offense, a DUI conviction can seriously affect your life and your future. Jail time, loss of driving privileges, mandatory probation, heavy fines and high court costs will result from a conviction. Suspension or revocation of your driver license will cause a disruption in your ability to work or support your family. In many cases, a suspended or revoked driver license as a result of a DUI conviction will result in job termination. In addition, under Alabama's revised ignition interlock law, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device for most "first offense" convictions and all second and subsequent convictions.
As an added expense, the cost of your automobile insurance will almost certainly greatly increase or be cancelled outright, leaving you with few alternatives. A DUI conviction can also affect your ability to move forward in your career. Denial of a government job or of a government security clearance can halt career plans and derail a path to a better future.
When facing a DUI charge, choosing an experienced, knowledgeable, and aggressive attorney can make all the difference. Explore your options and weigh the long-term impact of a DUI conviction with an attorney who understands the pitfalls of a DUI charge. The attorney will discuss every facet of your case and help you safeguard your legal rights.
Mr. Mahaney’s background as a State Trooper and his time spent as an Assistant Attorney General and attorney for the Alabama Department of Public Safety contribute to his substantial knowledge in this specific area of law. While serving as a state trooper, he completed the Department’s Traffic Homicide course and served an advanced-level accident investigator.
Patrick Mahaney is an aggressive and experienced Montgomery attorney with over 35 years legal experience as a member of the Alabama State Bar. For the past 18 years, Mr. Mahaney has devoted his entire practice to the area of DUI defense, concentrating on complex DUI and substance-related cases, as well as traffic homicide and traffic assault cases. Mr. Mahaney understands the particular legal nuances surrounding this complex area of legal practice. He is a noted authority on Alabama DUI and traffic law and is the editor of the recognized treatise Alabama DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, now in its 5th edition printing.
As a former police academy instructor and graduate of the FBI Academy, Mr. Mahaney has trained hundreds of law enforcement officers in the areas of constitutional law, evidence, criminal law, and criminal procedure. Mr. Mahaney is also a frequent guest lecturer to lawyers in a number of Continuing Legal Education programs. In addition, Mr. Mahaney has continued to educate himself in his chosen field, recently completing advanced training in forensic chromatography under the auspices of the University of Texas – Arlington, School of Chemistry and Physics and Axion Analytical Labs and Training Institute, located in Chicago, Illinois, in forensic gas chromatography.
"A major part of my law practice is focused on DUI defense. I help people fight their DUI arrest, and I put my 45 years experience to work for my clients. My primary goal in fighting your DUI is to help you avoid a conviction. If you have been arrested for DUI, you need competent legal representation. With proper representation by a Montgomery DUI attorney, it may also be possible to prevent the suspension of your driver license. As part of my initial consultation, I will help you decide the next steps you should take and advise you of your legal rights in this process."-Patrick Mahaney