My knowledge of both sides of the criminal justice system allows me to educate you about what you are facing while we prepare a criminal defense strategy. I’ve worked at the Athens Police Department as both a patrol officer and a K-9 officer for twelve years before deciding to attend law school.Learn More About Harlan Mitchell.
Knowledgable DUI Lawyer In Ripley AL
Looking For A DUI Lawyer In The Ripley AL Area? Trust Harlan D. Mitchell!
Alabama has recently instated harsher rules regarding DUI/DWI laws with more strict and increased penalties. If you or a loved one have received a drunk driving charge, you will face serious consequences that can affect your family, employment, standard of living, and even your normal way of life. This is true even if this is your first offense! Under the Alabama laws, there are no work permits or limited privilege driver's licenses available during your suspension. This means you won't be able to legally operate a vehicle for any reason whatsoever.
If you're convicted, the consequences can be severe or even long-lasting. They can include (but are not limited to):
- Potential jail time
- Substantial fines
- Mandatory probation
DUI cases are complex and technical as they require legal and scientific knowledge to evaluate evidence. Our professional legal representation in your DUI case involves communication with doctors, toxicologists, and other experts who can help our team expose weaknesses in the prosecution.You need competent legal help in examining evidence to find any tests that were falsely administered and assess complicated legal issues regarding your arrest. We examine all relevant evidence and every possible legal defense to create a strong case for you.
Unless we can negotiate a plea deal to minimize consequences, we will aggressively try your case in court.
Why Choose Us For Your DUI Lawyer In Ripley AL?
Harlan D. Mitchell is native to Limestone County, Alabama where he served at Athens Police Department as both a patrol and K-9 officer for twelve years. He received a B.S. from Athens State College and a law degree from Birmingham School of Law. Mr. Mitchell began his compelling legal career with the law firm of Beddow, Eerben& Bowen, P.A. in Birmingham where he engaged in civil and criminal litigation and appeals, real estate transactions, and domestic relations practice. He then continued his work with Mitchell & Graham, P.C. where he served as senior partner from 1997 to 2010. Since then, Mitchell has brought his legal expertise to the private sector at Harlan D. Mitchell, Legal Services LLC, where he specializes in criminal defense, family law, and DUI/DWI cases.
Mr. Mitchell is a member of the following professional organizations:
- Limestone County Bar Association
- Alabama State Bar
- American Bar Association
- Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association