DUI Penalties in Alabama

Penalties for DUI

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If you've been charged with DUI in North Alabama - you could be facing serious consequences. Drivers who are convicted of operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) in excess of 0.08% may be incarcerated, fined, and more.

At Crumbley-Blackwell & Associates, P.C. our local DUI lawyers work to ensure that your rights and best interests remain protected. We are well equipped and well prepared to defend any DUI case in North Alabama - including felony, misdemeanor, underage, and more. Before you lose your license - contact an experienced DUI attorney.

Penalties for DUI in Alabama:

First DUI Offense (Misdemeanor)

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Fines between $600 and $1,200
  • Alabama Driver's License suspension of 90 days
  • DUI treatment program

Second DUI Offense (Misdemeanor)

  • 5 days to 1 year in jail
  • Fines between $1,100 and $5,100
  • Alabama Driver's License suspension of 1 year
  • DUI treatment program

Third DUI Offense (Misdemeanor):

  • 60 days to 1 year in jail
  • Fines between $2,100 and $10,000
  • Alabama Driver's License suspension of 3 years
  • DUI treatment program

Fourth DUI Offense (Class C Felony):

  • 1 to 10 years in jail
  • Fines between $4,100 and $10,100
  • Alabama Driver's License suspension of 5 years
  • DUI treatment program

Breathalyzer Test Refusal

According to the implied consent laws in Alabama, there are DUI related penalties for refusing a breathalyzer, blood, or urine test. A first refusal will result in a 90 day suspension of your drivers license. A second or third offense increases suspension for 1 year. You may have the opportunity to get your driver's license back until your case is heard in a DMV hearing. You have only 10 days to request a DMV hearing, it is important that you retain an experienced DUI lawyer as quickly as you can after arrest.

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