Michael J. Upton, Attorney at Law
By Michael J. Upton With over 23 years of experience in Tuscaloosa representing those injured in auto accidents and those accused of breaking the law, I have handled thousands of cases in every local court and many other courts around the state.
Don't Drink and Drive…period. But if you make a mistake, hire a DUI specialist, not just a 'lawyer'.
It used to be that a DUI arrest or Public Intoxication arrest was no big deal. Not anymore. I've been practicing law for 23 years. During that time, I've met hundreds of clients that have a DUI or Public Intoxication conviction, maybe several, on their record. In years past, it was basically a 'slap on the wrist' with no real immediate consequences. There was no jail time, just a fine and court costs, so they saw no need to hire an attorney. Not anymore. An arrest for Driving Under the Influence or for Public Intoxication is serious business. Whatever you do, do NOT make the mistake of trying to handle a DUI case or a Public Intoxication case alone. Hire an experienced DUI and alcohol offense lawyer to represent you.