DUI and Traffic Offenses

 

DUI

Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, is an offense that has been a favorite target of legislators because of the many tragic stories of highway fatalities due to drunk drivers. When a driver is arrested for DUI, two separate proceedings begin against him or her. First, an administrative process begins where if the driver fails to request a hearing within 10 days of the arrest, their driver’s license is automatically suspended without a hearing. Secondly, there is a criminal process that begins simultaneously that could eventually result in license suspension, fines, and the possibility of jail time.

 

Alabama Administrative License Suspension Periods

 

Breath Test Refusal: 90 day suspension

DUI, First Offense: 90 day suspension

DUI, Second Offense: 1 year revocation

DUI, Third Offense: 3 year revocation

DUI, Fourth Offense: 5 year revocation

Alabama does not issue a “hardship license” or restricted license for driving to work/school during the suspension or revocation periods. Therefore, it is very important to hire a competent professional Alabama DUI Defense Attorney to challenge these administrative suspensions. Contact Chris Allen today for a free case evaluation.

 

TRAFFIC OFFENSES

In Alabama, Points are assessed to a driver who commits various offenses such as speeding, making improper turns, reckless driving, DUI, etc. A driver who accumulates 12 or more points in a two year period is subject to at least a 60 day driver’s license suspension. For someone who depends on driving to get to work or school, this can be a devastating result. For a commercial driver, this could mean the end of that person’s chosen career. It is important to consult an attorney who is experienced in dealing with these types of offenses and can help you keep these points off of your record. Contact the Law Offices of Christopher E. Allen today for a free case evaluation.

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