Alabama´s DUI Punishments
Lakeman, Peagler, Hollett ´ Alsobrook, LLC — Birmingham DUI Defense Lawyers
What should you be worried about if you’re convicted for DUI?
- A) A criminal record
- B) Jail time
- C) Losing your license
- D) Expensive fines and court costs
- E) All of the above
At Lakeman & Peagler, we don´t have to tell you what the answer to that question is — you already know. Our attorneys will, however, give you clear information regarding the law and about your rights and possible defenses. They´ll let you know what you can expect at each step of the process. They´ll be honest with you about our prospects for success throughout. As a result, you’ll feel more at-ease and be in a better position to make good legal decisions.
DUI? Call us in Birmingham at 205-871-9990 or contact us online today.
Basic DUI Penalty Chart:
|For a 1st DUI conviction||On a 2nd conviction in five years||For a 3rd conviction in your lifetime||For a 4th conviction in your lifetime|
|Jail/Prison||Up to one year in jail||Mandatory five days in jail, max. one year||For a 3rd conviction in your lifetime||For a 4th conviction in your lifetime|
|Fines||$600 – $2100||$1100 – $5100||$2100 – $10,100||$4100 – $10,100|
|Suspended License||90 days||One year||Three years||Five years|
In addition to these penalties, court-ordered community service, DUI school, and treatment for drug or alcohol abuse could also be part of your sentence. Meanwhile, a DUI conviction on your criminal record means a lifetime of looking at that little box on job applications and wondering to yourself: "If I say yes, I have been convicted of a crime…are they really going to give me a fair chance?"
At Lakeman, Peagler, Hollett & Alsobrook, LLC, we aggressively fight to keep our clients from ever having to deal with the consequences that a DUI on their criminal record can create. And while we aren´t always successful, we can guarantee you that we´ll work hard to achieve the best possible outcome and give you our very best efforts all the way.
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