DUI Statute

In the state of Alabama, a driving under the influence offense is:

Code of Alabama, Title 32 Motor Vehicles and Traffic, 32-5A-191

Typical Sentencing for First Offense

Jail Upto 1 year
Fines $500 to $2,000

  • Additional charge of $100 for the Impaired Drivers Trust Fund
License Suspension 3 months
Interlock Ignition Device (IID) No
Probation 2 years

Alternative Resolutions

These lead to no conviction and are called conditional discharge. Admissibility remains unavailable until completion and in the interim of these alternative programs.

Availability for DUI                                               Yes

Background checks

Pleading Down

Pleading guilty to some offenses is not equivalent to a crime in Canada, therefore it does not result in inadmissibility. Your lawyer could argue for a traffic violation or highway obstruction to contest a DUI/DWI which do not result in inadmissibility to Canada. Not all plea bargains guarantee admissibility.

Availability for DUI                                              No

Expungement & Pardons

This allows your criminal record to be cleared. DUI convictions are eligible for expungements after the completion of the sentence, provided that there are no other charges pending against the offender.

Availability for DUI No
General info
  • No authority to expunge or seal adult convictions
  • Records of most delinquency adjudications sealed two years after final discharge
  • Expungement of non-conviction records of non-violent felony and misdemeanor charges, including cases where charges were dismissed after successful completion of a drug court program, mental health court program, diversion program or veterans court program
  • There is an administrative fee of $300, and if the prosecutor or victim object a hearing shall be held
  • Proceedings expunged “shall be deemed never to have occurred,” except that they must be disclosed to any government regulatory or licensing agency, any utility and its agents and affiliates, or any bank or other financial institution

Application Links

If inadmissibility to Canada cannot be avoided, these are the remedies offered:

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