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.
Trusted DUI Attorney Serving Decatur AL
Harlan D. Mitchell Can Help With All Your DUI Attorney Needs!
In the more recent years, the state of Alabama has been more strict and instated harsher DUI laws - and increased penalties to follow suit. 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
When facing severe legal consequences like these, you need an equally aggressive defense on your side. With years of experience in defending those accused of DUI and over a decade of experience as a police officer, Harlan Mitchell knows how to thoroughly cross-examine police officers and successfully contest even the toughest prosecutors.
Unless we can negotiate a plea deal to minimize consequences, we will aggressively try your case in court.
Why Choose Us For Your DUI Attorney In Decatur AL?
Harlan D. Mitchell was born and raised in Limestone County, Alabama, where he served with the Athens Police Department as not only a patrol officer but a K-9 officer for twelve years. His legal experience also stems from him attending Athens State College for his B.S. and a law degree from Birmingham School of Law. During his time at the Firm of Beddow, Eerben & Bowen, P.A., he participated in the representation of numerous high-profile white collar trials in federal court and many high-profile cases in both state and federal courts. 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.
He is also a past member of:
- Birmingham Bar Association
- Talladega Bar Association
- Tort and Insurance Practice Section
- Probate and Property Section
- Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Legislative Committee