DUI Penalties in Alabama
A DUI/DWI conviction in the State of Alabama can result in serious financial and other penalties that may affect your personal and professional life, as well as your ability to drive. Some potential penalties for an Alabama DUI conviction include the following:
- Monetary fines
- Jail time
- License suspensions
- Community service
- Administrative license suspension
- Completion of a driver improvement program (i.e., DUI school)
First DUI offense
You may have to pay up to $2,100 in fines and could face up to one year in jail, ninety days without your driver's license, and be asked to attend DUI school, as well as be required to have an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installed on your car and pay a monthly maintenance fee.
Second DUI Offense
You may have to spend a minimum of 48 hours in jail and up to one year in prison. You may also be asked to pay up to $5,100 in fines, and your driver's license may be revoked for one year.
Third DUI Offense
You may have to spend anywhere from 60 days to one year in prison and pay up to $10,000 in fines. Your driver's license may be revoked for up to three years.
Get Help from Experienced DUI Defense Attorneys
When you choose to work with Guntersville Law, LLC, you’ll have the opportunity to work with attorneys who have years of experience representing Alabama individuals facing DUI charges. Paul A. Seckel and Emily J. Seckel are experienced and dedicated Alabama DUI defense attorneys who can represent you in court and fight to protect your rights and pursue the best possible outcome for your case.
The savvy criminal defense lawyers at Guntersville Law, LLC will work hard to investigate every last detail of your DUI arrest. There are situations when you can avoid a DUI conviction in Alabama, which can include the following:
- Arresting officers violated protocol
- Your constitutional and legal rights were violated
- The use of defective blood alcohol testing equipment
- Police officer's reasons for stopping you were not legitimate
Regardless of the circumstances that led to your arrest, the skilled DUI defense attorneys at Guntersville Law, LLC are here to protect your rights and provide an aggressive defense for you in court. If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with a DUI, don’t face this challenge on your own. Call or reach out to Guntersville Law, LLC today and put a skilled defense attorney on your side.