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DUI DWI Penalties

If you are arrested for driving under the influence in Alabama there are substantial penalties that can be imposed. Your driver’s license will be suspended, if you do not fight the suspension. In addition to a driver’s license suspension, the court can impose penalties if you are found guilty or plead guilty. The penalties for drinking and driving get progressively harsher with the number of prior convictions you have. It is important that you speak with an Alabama DUI attorney to make sure you know exactly what you are facing, so contact us today. To speak with one of our lawyers call (251) 945-5300.

See the Alabama DUI or DWI penalties below.

First Offense DUI DWI
For a first conviction of driving under the influence you can be sentenced to up to 365 days in the county or municipal jail and a fine between $600.00 and $2,100.00 or some combination of the above referenced fine and jail term. You will have to attend a substance abuse evaluation and drug or alcohol classes. Also, your driving privileges or driver’s license shall be suspended for 90 days.

Second Offense DUI DWI
For a second conviction of driving under the influence, within a five-year period you face a jail term of not less than 5 days and up to 365 days in county or municipal jail. In some situations the Court may permit you to perform 30 days of community service in lieu of the five day minimum jail sentence. The fine for the second offense is between $1,100.00 and $5,100.00 and your driving privileges are revoked for 1 year. You will have to attend and complete a court ordered substance abuse and treatment program.

Third Offense DUI DWI
For a third conviction for driving while intoxicated there is a mandatory jail sentence of not less than 60 days and up to 365 days in the county or municipal jail. The fine for the third offense is not less than $2,100.00 and up to $10,100.00. Your driver’s license will be revoked for 3 years and you have to attend and complete the court ordered substance abuse treatment program.

Fourth Offense DUI DWI
For the fourth and subsequent convictions for driving under the influence it shall be a Class C felony and you will be sentenced to a minimum of 1 year and 1 day in jail and up to 10 years in jail. The range of fine for a fourth or subsequent conviction of DUI is not less than $4,100.00 and up to $10,100.00. Upon conviction your driving privileges are revoked for 5 years and you must complete a substance abuse court referral program.

Enhancement to Penalty
A person who is over the age of 21 and is convicted of a DUI or DWI and there was a child under the age of 14 present in the vehicle at the time of the offense, the minimum punishment shall be doubled.

The Alabama penalties for drunk or drugged driving are severe; therefore, you need to make sure that you consult an AL DUI attorney. If you have been arrested for an alcohol or drug related offense in Alabama you should speak with an attorney immediately to make sure that you protect your rights. Call the attorneys at Harbison & Hoyt, LLC for help with your charge. Our drinking and driving lawyers offer a FREE CONSULTATION and if you are out of state we offer free telephone consultations. (251) 945-5300

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. The information is offered for informational purposes only. Use of this site does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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