Alabama DUI Lawyer

Effective criminal defense in Mobile County

Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the most commonly committed crimes in the United States. Alabama takes drunk driving seriously and law enforcement proactively seeks those who egregiously break the law. Many people make the mistake of taking their DUI arrests lightly instead of seeking appropriate legal representation. A DUI conviction can subject you to jail time, overwhelming fines, and a loss of license. If you’ve been charged with DUI in Alabama, you need to seriously consider your options. Darley Law has years of experience fighting for Alabama clients charged with DUIs. Our firm will assess the evidence against you and explore the legal means to avoid a conviction. If you need quality legal defense, contact Darley Law, LLC for a free consultation.

Alabama DUI laws explained

Sometimes good people make mistakes. However, if you are convicted of DUI, you could end up facing tough penalties that can seriously impact your future.

First DUI conviction

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • A mandatory loss of license for 90 days
  • A fine ranging from $500 – $2,000
  • Impaired Drivers Trust Fund fine of $100
  • DUI school attendance

Second DUI conviction

  • Imprisonment between 48 hours-1 year or at least 20 hours of community service
  • A mandatory loss of license for 1 year
  • A fine ranging from $1,000 – $5,000
  • Impaired Drivers Trust Fund fine of $100

Third DUI Conviction:

  • Imprisonment between 60 days-1 year
  • A mandatory loss of license for 3 year
  • A fine ranging from $2,000 – $10,000
  • Impaired Drivers Trust Fund fine of $100

Subsequent DUI Conviction:

  • Imprisonment between 1-10 year
  • A mandatory loss of license for 5 year
  • A fine ranging from $4,000 – $10,000
  • Impaired Drivers Trust Fund fine of $100

Ignition Interlock Devices

In Alabama, Ignition Interlock Devices are required for people who are guilty of the following:

  • First time DUI offenders with a BAC equal to or higher than .15 percent
  • An intoxicated driver involved in an accident that causes injuries
  • An intoxicated driver found with a child 14 years or younger in the car
  • An intoxicated driver refuses to take a chemical breath test
  • Repeat DUI offenders

Drivers who are required to have an IID are responsible for all costs associated with obtaining, installing, leasing, and removing the device. The ignition interlock device must be obtained through a state-approved provider.

Contact Darley Law

With the stakes being so high, it’s a wise idea to enlist the help of an attorney who handles DUI cases. Darley Law, LLC can help you:

  • Understand your charges
  • Become aware of your rights under the law
  • Identify illegal police actions (such as failure to read Miranda Rights)
  • Determine which defenses apply to your case

Whether this is your only DUI charge or your third, Darley Law, LLC can provide the support, advice, and representation you need to fight your DUI charge. If you need quality legal defense for a DUI charge, contact Darley Law, LLC.