Multiple DUI

Huntsville Multiple DUI Lawyers

If you have been convicted previously of driving under the influence (DUI), you will face increased penalties for any subsequent conviction. This elevates the stakes of a DUI arrest and makes it essential to turn to an attorney with experience handling cases involving second, third, and fourth DUI charges. 

Our Huntsville multiple DUI lawyer at Ward Law is just that. For 15+ years, he has focused on DUI defense, handling countless complex and incredibly impacting cases. A single DUI conviction—let alone multiple—could alter your career, financial well-being, family relationships, and other aspects of your life. 

Whether you made a mistake or have been wrongfully accused of DUI, contact our firm. Advocating for people in DUI cases is not just a job for our attorney. It is his passion. With this attitude, you can trust our lawyer to do whatever it takes to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. 

Schedule a free consultation by calling (256) 578-7729 or connecting with us online.

Alabama’s “Look Back Period”

Many people ask, “How far back do Alabama courts look for repeat DUI convictions?” The state’s “look back period” for DUI extends ten years. This means that any DUI conviction within a decade of the first will count as a repeat offense. 

Second DUI in Alabama

The consequences of a second DUI conviction are more severe than those of a first. You may have to pay fines of up to $5,100 and serve as much as one year in jail. Additionally, your license could be suspended for a year, and you might be required to use an ignition interlock device (IID) for as long as two years. 

Aggravating factors can increase the severity of these penalties, whether you face first-time or repeat DUI charges. 

Aggravating factors include but are not limited to:

  • The presence of a child in your car at the time of arrest
  • A blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) above .15
  • An accident that causes physical harm or death

Third DUI in Alabama

Unsurprisingly, a third DUI conviction has heftier penalties than a second or first. A court could order you to pay a fine of up to $10,100 and spend as much as a year in jail. You may also have your license suspended for as long as three years and need to use an IID for the same amount of time. 

Felony DUI

A fourth DUI conviction within a 10-year period (measured from the date of the current offense back to the dates of the prior convictions) is a felony offense in Alabama. Also, if you have been previously convicted of a felony DUI no matter how old the prior conviction, your new DUI may be prosecuted as a felony offense. Being convicted of felony DUI could come with fines that total up to $10,100 and imprisonment between one year and a day and ten years. Additionally, the state can impose a license suspension of up to five years and mandate using an IID for the same period.  

What If You Get Arrested for DUI While on Probation?

Being arrested for DUI while you are on probation presents serious problems: 

  1. You could be in violation of your probation’s terms, meaning you may have to serve the sentence a judge originally imposed.
  2. You will have to face your new charges. If you were on probation for DUI and arrested again, you would be at risk of the increased penalties outlined above. 

As with any other DUI case, it is advantageous to contact an attorney if you have been arrested for drunk driving while on probation. The right lawyer can ensure you understand what you are up against and provide careful advice on how to proceed in your case.  

Expungement & DUI in Alabama

While our state does not allow you to expunge DUI convictions, you could expunge an arrest if you were found non-guilty or a judge dismissed your caseor the presecution nolle prossed your case. Find out more about what it takes to expunge an arrest on our expungement page

Your Trusted Advocates in Alabama DUI Defense Put Our Experience on Your Side
We've helped hundreds of clients charged with DUI in Alabama. Reach out now to schedule a meeting and discuss your case with our legal team: (256) 578-7729.

Why Choose Ward Law?

  • Experienced
    Attorney Ward has represented clients throughout North Alabama for more than 15 years and tried cases in many courts. He has even co-authored a book for other attorneys on Alabama DUI defense.
  • Focused
    Mr. Ward endeavors to never lose focus on the needs of his clients, and to do his utmost to achieve their goals.  Let him focus on your needs and get you results.
  • Driven
    The practice of law is not just a job for him; it is his passion. He is driven to strive for the best possible outcome he can for each of his clients, and he wants to put that drive to work for you.

Turn to Our Huntsville Multiple DUI Attorney for Your Defense

Our firm’s attorney, Frank Ward, is highly experienced, focused on DUI and traffic law defense, and driven to do what is best for the people who trust us. Thousands of Alabama residents have put their cases in his hands. You can do the same. To start with our office, simply get in touch online or give us a call. We will respond promptly and arrange a time for you to tell your story and have our attorney evaluate your case. 

You can reach us 24/7 at (256) 578-7729

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