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  ALABAMA'S NEW DUI LAW

as of May 1998

  • A person cannot drive or be in actual control of any motor vehicle while there is a 0.08 percent or more by weight of alcohol in his or her blood.

  • Upon a first conviction for DUI a person shall be punished by paying a fine of $600-$2,100, up to 1year in jail and *his or her license will be suspended for 90 days.

  • Upon a second conviction for DUI  a person shall be punished by paying a fine of $1,100-$5,100 and may be imprisoned from 48 hrs or 20 days community service up to 1 year and *his or her driver's license will be revoked for a period of 1 year.

  • Upon a third conviction for DUI  a person shall be punished by a fine of $2,100-$10,100,imprisonment from 60 days to 1 year and *his or her driver's license will be revoked for a period of 3 years.

  • Upon a fourth or subsequent conviction for DUI , a person shall be punished by a fine $4,100 - $10,100 and by imprisonment from 1 year to 10 years. A fourth or subsequent conviction will be considered a Class C felony and a *person's driver's license will be revoked for a period of 5 years.


  • First DUI under age 21--(with a blood alcohol level of .02-.08) is a fine of up to $250 (if under age 19), and *his or her driver's license will be revoked for a period of 30 days.

  • Second DUI under age 21--(with a blood alcohol level of .02-.08) is a fine of $1,100-$5,100, imprisonment from 48 hours or 20 days of community service up to 1 year, and *his or her license will be revoked for a period of 1 year.

* Driving under the influence of a controlled substance or under the combination of alcohol and a controlled substance will result in an additional 6 month license suspension.

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