If you have been accused of DUI in Hartselle, Alabama you don’t have to face it alone. Price, Flowers & Ward Law Firm will stand with you through each step of your case and fight to protect you from a DUI conviction.

Our firm has been representing clients in Hartselle charged with DUI in the Municipal Court of for many years. Hartselle Municipal Court DUI charges are somewhat different from those in DUI charges in Alabama’s State Courts. Hartselle has an ordinance that makes any act that is a misdemeanor under Alabama state law, a crime against the City. This ordinance applies within Hartselle’s city limits and police jurisdiction.

When the Hartselle City Police charge you with DUI, they usually charge you with violating this local ordinance, rather than violating the Alabama’s DUI law directly.

If you would like to know more about defending DUI charges in Hartselle, Alabama, we would be happy to speak with you.

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Hartselle’s Ordinances Making DUI Illegal:

HARTSELLE, ALABAMA CODE OF ORDINANCES

Sec. 62-1. - State misdemeanors.

(a)  Any person committing an offense within the corporate limits of the city which is declared by a law of the state to be a misdemeanor [this includes most DUIs] shall be guilty of an offense against the city.

(b)  Any person committing an offense within the corporate limits of the city which is declared by a law of the state to be a violation shall be guilty of an offense against the city.

(c)  Any person committing within the corporate limits of the city an offense as defined by Code of Ala. 1975, § 13A-1-2 which offense is not declared by a law of the state to be a felony, misdemeanor or violation, shall be guilty of an offense against the city.

(d)  Any person found to be in violation of subsection (a), (b) or (c) of this section shall, upon conviction, be punished in accordance with section 1-7.

(Code 1966, § 11-1(a)—(d))

Sec. 1-7. - General penalty; continuing violations.

(a)  In this section, "violation of this Code" means any of the following:

(1)  Doing an act that is prohibited or made or declared unlawful, an offense, a violation or a misdemeanor by ordinance or by rule or regulation authorized by ordinance.

(2)  Failure to perform an act that is required to be performed by ordinance or by rule or regulation authorized by ordinance.

(3)  Failure to perform an act if the failure is prohibited or is made or declared unlawful, an offense, a violation or a misdemeanor by ordinance or by rule or regulation authorized by ordinance.

(b)  In this section, "violation of this Code" does not include the failure of a city officer or city employee to perform an official duty unless it is specifically provided that the failure to perform the duty is to be punished as provided in this section.

(c)  Except as otherwise provided by law or ordinance, a person convicted of a violation of this Code shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500.00 or by imprisonment in the city jail, workhouse or house of correction for not exceeding six months, or hard labor upon the streets or public works for not exceeding six months, or by any combination thereof. The penalty imposed for a violation of this Code upon a corporation shall consist of the fine only, plus costs of court. Except as otherwise provided by law or ordinance, with respect to violations of this Code that are continuous with respect to time, each day that the violation continues is a separate offense.

(d)  The imposition of a penalty does not prevent suspension or revocation of a license, permit or franchise or other administrative sanctions.

(e)  Violations of this Code that are continuous with respect to time are a public nuisance and may be abated by injunctive or other equitable relief. The imposition of a penalty does not prevent injunctive relief.

(Code 1966, § 1-8)

If you are looking for a DUI attorney to defend against charges in Hartselle City Court or a DUI in the Morgan County District Court, contact us today!

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