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Alabama DUI Law Q&A

The law firm of Harbison & Hoyt, LLC represents individuals who have been charged with an Alabama traffic offence and/or driving under the influence (DUI). We have numerous clients and potential clients who call with questions about Alabama DUI law, so we wanted to post some of the frequently asked questions concerning AL DUI laws. The information provided here is simply for informational purposes. If you have been charged with a drug or alcohol related offense, you should speak with an Alabama DUI DWI attorney. Our attorneys offer a free consultation for those charged with DUI or DWI.

Can I go to jail even if it is my first offense?

Yes. Even on a first offense driving under the influence case there is a possibility of jail time. You can be sentenced to up to 365 days in the city or county jail. If you or someone close to you has been charged with an impaired driving charge contact an ALA DUI attorney because they may be able to help you avoid jail time.

Will my driver’s license be suspended?

Yes and No. If you plead guilty or are found guilty your Alabama driver’s license will be suspended and the length of the suspension is determined by the number of previous DUIs you have; however, if you are found not guilty of the charge or reach certain plea agreements then your license will not be suspended. You should know that you only have 10 DAYS from the date of your arrest to request an administrative hearing on your driver’s license suspension. Act today and contact a lawyer to know your rights.

Will my insurance rates go up if I am convicted of DUI?

Yes. If you are convicted of or plead guilty to DUI or DWI, most likely your insurance rates will go up or, depending on your driving record, you may be dropped by your insurance company.

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