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Quick Guide to Alabama DUI Laws in Jefferson County

How you can be charged with a DUI in Alabama:

In the state of Alabama, being "under the influence" means that your abilities are impaired due to an intoxicant. If your BAC is .08 or higher, you are considered legally intoxicated. This law does not factor in whether or not you're able to operate a vehicle. This means that if the police find you in a car and you're not operating it, you can still be charged with an Alabama DUI. Click here for more information about Alabama DUI laws.

The penalties of a DUI in Alabama:

The penalties include license suspension, fines, jail time or community service, and mandatory substance abuse treatment. If you refuse a chemical test, you will face additional penalties including a 90-day license suspension. The installation of an ignition interlock device is also a penalty. If you have a minor under the age of 14 in your car, the penalties will be double.

The consequences of a DUI in Alabama:

Your auto insurance rates can increase exponentially or your auto insurance can drop you altogether. There may be difficulty qualifying for a loan as well as attaining future employment. For help with your Jefferson County DUI, contact an Alabama defense attorney today.

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