Alabama DUI Penalty
In Alabama, driving under the influence is a serious crime. If you have been arrested or charged with DUI, it is important for you to immediately contact a defense attorney. An experienced DUI attorney can ensure that your rights are upheld during this confusing time.
DUI Penalty Information
Below is an overview of the penalty that is associated with a drunk-driving conviction in Alabama.
For a first offense, you may be sentenced to up to one year in jail. You will also be ordered to pay fines ranging from $600 to $2,100. Your driver’s license may be suspended for 90 days and you must attend DUI School.
If this is your second DUI offense within a 5 year period, you may be sentenced to up to one year in jail, 5 days of which are mandatory. You must also pay fines ranging from $1,100 to $5,100 and you face a one-year driver’s license suspension, and you must attend DUI School.
For your third offense, you face up to 1 year in jail, of which 60 days are mandatory. The fines range from $2,100 to $10,100 and your driver’s license will be suspended for 3 years. Again, you must attend DUI School
The above offenses are misdemeanors, but a fourth offense is considered a felony. For a fourth offense, you will spend at least 1 year in state prison, with up to a possible 10-year sentence. The fines jump up to between $4,100 and $10,100, and your driver’s license will be suspended for 5 years.
Other DUI ConsequencesIn addition to different penalty, you will be required to get SR-22 insurance for your vehicle. This insurance is more expensive than normal auto insurance policies. You will also be required to attend and complete a DUI or other substance abuse program.
There are other consequences associated with a DWI conviction. You may lose your job, and have trouble finding other employment in the future.
You can fight your DUI charges in Alabama! If you are interested in avoiding the penalty listed above, contact Polson and Polson. Mark and Whitney Polson defend cases all over the State of Alabam including cities such as Hoover, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hill.
Other major cities that we service are Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Mobile.