DUI Lawyer Tuscaloosa AL

Tuscaloosa DUI Lawyer

Being arrested for driving under the influence in Tuscaloosa is very stressful.

You need to find an attorney who is experienced with DUI law to help you avoid the penalties that come along with a DUI conviction. I encourage you to contact my office for assistance with your DUI case. You also have a time limit in which you must appeal the administrative suspension of your license (if you have an Alabama driver's license) which can also suspend your license. The administrative suspension is based upon your (1) refusal to blow on the alcotest or (2) obtaining a reading over .08% for adults or .02% for minors and certain occupations. Normally the arresting officer will take your ALABAMA drivers license upon charging you with DUI. The officer will not take an out-of-state license. You may be able to apply for Youthful Offender (if under 21) or request another remedy based upon your past criminal/traffic history. An experienced lawyer can assist you in navigating the various possibilities. You can contact me regarding your Tuscaloosa DUI case by using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

What are the penalties for DUI in Tuscaloosa?

For a first offense, the penalties are:
- Up to 1 year in jail
- A fine ranging from $600 to $2100
- Mandatory attendance at a court-approved substance abuse program
- Driver's license suspension for 90 days

For a second offense within five years, the penalties are:
- No less than 5 days and no more than 1 year in jail
- A fine ranging from $1,100 to $5,100
- Mandatory attendance at a court-ordered treatment program
- Driver’s license suspension for 1 year

For a third offense within five years, the penalties are:
- Between 60 days and 1 year in jail
- A fine ranging from $2,100 to $10,000
- Mandatory attendance at a court-ordered treatment program
- Driver’s license revocation for 3 years

While the above offenses are misdemeanors, a fourth conviction within five years is classified as a Class C felony. The penalties are:
- Jail time from 1 year and 1 day to 10 years
- A fine ranging from $4,100 to $10,100
- Mandatory attendance at a court-ordered treatment program
- Driver's license revocation for 5 year