About Our Firm
Tuscaloosa Criminal Defense Attorney
Students attending The University of Alabama call Tuscaloosa their home while they are here. Let an experience criminal defense attorney at Malone & Nelson assist you when facing criminal charges. After all, everyone makes mistakes.
Our criminal justice attorneys are not only familiar with the court system in Tuscaloosa but also understand what it’s like to be a student at the University of Alabama. Both Chase Malone and Jessica Schaub attended UA. Chase is a member of Pi Kappa Phi, and Jessica is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. We assist students at the University of Alabama when they find themselves facing:
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
Minor in Possession (MIP) or Public Intoxication (PI)
Possession of an Illegal Substances
Other criminal charges
Whether it be an arrest for possession or DUI, let one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers assist you in navigating the legal system and minimizing the negative impacts of the charge on your educational experience at the University of Alabama and on your life.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will a DUI cause me to fail a background check?
Will a DUI affect my employment?
Can a DUI be expunged?
Yes, many times, a DUI can be expunged from your record, depending on the circumstances.
Can a DUI charge be reduced or dismissed?
What happens in court when charged with a DUI?
What do I do if I am pulled over for a DUI?
How long is a DUI on your record?
It depends on many circumstances but, namely, how the charge is recorded. If it goes on your record, it is generally there forever.
How do I get my license back after being charged with a DUI?
Can I be charged with a DUI without taking a field sobriety test and/or a breathalyzer?
Should I submit to a field sobriety test and/or a breathalyzer if pulled over for a DUI?
What is the legal limit for a DUI in Alabama?
Are there defenses to a DUI?
Can I do community service for a DUI?
How long will a DUI be on my record?
Does a DUI affect my insurance?
Yes, a DUI can make obtaining liability insurance (car insurance) more difficult and more costly.
Is a DUI a felony in Alabama?
How long does a minor in possession stay on your record?
Can I get a minor in possession charge dismissed?
Can I get a minor in possession charge expunged from my record?
Is it okay to have an open container in Alabama?
Is it okay to have an open container in Tuscaloosa?
Will a public intoxication charge show on a background check?
Yes, a public intoxication charge will show up on background checks. However, sometimes there are ways to avoid it from appearing on your record.
Can a public intoxication charge be dismissed?
Yes, there are many defenses to a public intoxication charge, and there are agreements that can be reached to resolve such charges that result in them being dismissed and/or other less severe charges being plead.
Can a public intoxication charge be expunged from my record?
Yes, many times, a public intoxication charge can be expunged from your record, depending on the circumstances.