Ginette A. Dow, Attorney at Law

DUI Defense

DUI Defense Attorney in Bessemer, Alabama

Driving Under the Influence | Drunk Driving | Operating a Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs or Controlled Substances

If you have been charged with DUI or operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or controlled substances, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your rights. The consequences of a conviction can be devastating. In addition to fines and the possibility of jail time, you could lose your right to drive for a long period of time. You could risk the loss of your job, and disqualify yourself for employment in certain occupations. You want an experienced attorney, one who has protected the rights of others in similar situations.

At the law office of Ginette A. Dow, I have provided strong and effective criminal defense counsel to individuals in Shelby County and Jefferson County since 1991. I have been a city judge in Lakeview since 2001, and have personally handled many DUI cases. I understand the law and the process, and know how prosecutors prepare and present these types of cases. I will help you take the right steps to protect your constitutional rights.

I built my DUI defense practice on a commitment to personal service and open communication. I will take the time to learn all the details of your case, so that I can identify the most effective strategy for your defense. I will keep you informed of all developments in your case, as well as your options, so that you can make educated decisions about how to proceed.  I am an experienced trial lawyer and can represent you in criminal appeals, if necessary.

To schedule a free initial consultation, call my office at 205-425-2223.

My DUI Defense Practice

I handle all matters related to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other controlled substances. When you hire me to defend you, I will take a close look at the specific charges, looking to make certain that the alleged facts support the level of the charge. I will carefully review the circumstances surrounding your arrest, including whether law enforcement officers had probable cause to make the traffic stop. I will examine police reports and question witnesses, if appropriate, to verify that you were properly advised of your rights.

When circumstances dictate, I will seek to have charges amended to comply with the facts, or to have all charges dismissed. I will also look at the availability of diversionary programs to minimize penalties.

I provide strong counsel to anyone charged with DUI, whether it is your first charge or you are a repeat offender. I represent local citizens as well as residents of other states who have been cited while driving through the area.

Contact My Office

I offer a free initial consultation to every client. To schedule an appointment with an experienced Bessemer criminal defense and family law attorney, call my office at 205-425-2223. My office is conveniently located near the courthouse in downtown Bessemer.


I represent clients throughout Jefferson County and Shelby County in Alabama, including Bessemer, Brighton, Lipscomb, Wenonah, Hueytown, Midfield, Fairfield, Shannon, Dolomite, Homewood, Hoover, Vestavia, Pelham and Birmingham.


Ginette Dow, Attorney at Law

1821 3rd Avenue North

Bessemer, AL  35020

Phone: 205-425-2223

Fax: 205-425-2229

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