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It is important to understand that misdemeanor driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious criminal charge. Many times, a misdemeanor DUI charge is the first criminal charge someone has faced. Turn to an experienced attorney who will work hard to minimize the charges and the resulting consequences.

The Law Office of Jeffrey G. Hester regularly handles DUI cases across Alabama, including Birmingham. We understand the law and law enforcement procedures regarding field sobriety tests and chemical tests. Our attorney has the experience, knowledge, and resources you need. If you would like to learn more about why you should hire us, give us a call and discuss your case with us in a free consultation.

Schedule a FREE consultation to discuss your DUI: (205) 861-0980.

Alabama DUI Misdemeanor Penalties

In Alabama, the first three DUI offenses are generally considered to be misdemeanors. For a fourth and subsequent offense, your charge will be elevated to a felony DUI.

General DUI penalties are as follows:

  • 1st DUI conviction:
    • Could be sentenced to a jail term up to one year and a fine up to $2,100
    • Certified ignition interlock on vehicle if BAC reading is above .15
    • Mandatory CRO (drug/alcohol classes, testing and monitoring)
    • License suspension
  • 2nd DUI conviction:
    • Could be sentenced to a jail term up to one year and a fine up to $5,100
    • However, there is a mandatory jail time of not less than five days in jail or community service of not less than 30 days
    • Certified ignition interlock on vehicle
    • Mandatory CRO (drug/alcohol classes, testing and monitoring)
    • License suspension
  • 3rd DUI conviction:
    • Could be sentenced to a jail term up to one year and a fine up to $10,100
    • In addition, there is a mandatory jail time of not less than 60 days in jail
    • Certified ignition interlock on vehicle
    • Mandatory CRO (drug/alcohol classes, testing and monitoring)
    • License suspension
  • 4th DUI conviction:
    • A fourth conviction is a felony, and as a result, a person convicted of a fourth DUI could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and be ordered to pay a fine up to $10,100
    • Certified ignition interlock on vehicle
    • Mandatory CRO (drug/alcohol classes, testing and monitoring)
    • License suspension

Along with a criminal record, you may also face increased insurance rates. Don’t let a DUI charge derail your life.

Fight Your DUI with a Former Prosecutor

As a former prosecutor now turned criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Jeffrey G. Hester has tackled DUI cases from both sides of the court, including cases involving underage DUI, misdemeanor DUI, and felony DUI cases. He can fight aggressively to protect your rights and best interests. Jeffrey Hester is a Birmingham DUI lawyer who understands the complex criminal justice system and knows how prosecutors will investigate and litigate your case.

If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor DUI, don’t wait to talk to our team. We are available between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to take your call, and by appointments on weekends and evenings. We welcome clients from across Alabama, including Jefferson County and Shelby County.

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    “We were treated as we were his only clients (I know that was not the case).”

    - Jim
  • Attorney Jeff Hester is honest & straightforward!

    “I was very pleased with the results.”

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  • Empathy & Professionalism

    “Jeff seamlessly helped navigate us thru this difficult process.”

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Client-Centered Services

    He genuinely cares about each client and works hard to protect their rights. He works hard to foster attorney-client relationships built on trust and respect.

  • Focused On Results

    Attorney Jeffrey G. Hester is committed to the best possible result. Whether he is pushing to get charges dropped, negotiating for a favorable plea deal, or defending you in court, he wants what is best for your future.

  • Skilled Trial Lawyer

    He has handled 100s of trials in his legal career. He is a veteran litigator who has delivered many positive for his clients, including in tough cases.

  • Former Prosecutorial Experience

    As a former prosecutor, he has handled numerous misdemeanors and felonies. He has an insider’s perspective on the criminal justice system and he knows how prosecutors operate.

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