DUI Sentencing in AL

Answers from a DUI Attorney in Birmingham

A DUI conviction in Alabama is always serious as it will end up on your criminal record and cost you many points on your driving record, not to mention potential jail time and fines. Don't face a DUI charge without seasoned defense from a Birmingham DUI attorney who can advise you on how to best proceed with your case and represent you in and out of court.

Call the Tidwell Law Group, LLC to receive the counsel you need during this time!

What Are the Results of a DUI Conviction?

The legal limit nationwide is a blood alcohol level of 0.08% and having this much alcohol or more in your system can easily result in an arrest for DUI. While the punishments can be steep, a skilled DUI attorney from Tidwell Law Group, LLC can put together a strong defense for you.

Punishments depend largely on prior DUI convictions:

  • $600 to $2,100 in fines and 90-day license suspension for a first offense
  • 5 days in jail, $1,100 to $5,100 in fines, and a yearlong license suspension (or two years of ignition interlock) for a second offense
  • 60 days in jail, $2,100 to $10,000 in fines, and 3 years license suspension (or three years of ignition interlock) for a third offense
  • 1 year in jail, $4,100 to $10,100 in fines, and 5 years of suspended license (or ignition interlock for five years) for a fourth offense

All those convicted of DUI are ordered to complete a DUI or substance abuse court referral program in addition to the above-mentioned penalties. A driver must wait for five years before their prior DUIs are "wiped out." Further, you are prohibited by statute from pleading for a lesser conviction of "wet reckless" in Alabama. A Birmingham DUI attorney, however, may be able to have your charges dropped or reduced with the right defense.

Call the Firm Today for Counsel

You need a legal defense from a reputable law firm that has been practicing for long enough to gain an understanding of DUI charges and sentencing. Tidwell Law Group, LLC understands the strategies used to convict someone of DUI and how to avert them. Trust the firm with your case and they will work hard to defend your future and reputation!

Call the firm today at (205) 800-8596 to schedule your free consultation!