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If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI in Alabama, you only have 10 days to request a hearing with the DMV to stop the automatic suspension of your license.

Time is not on your side. An Alabama DUI attorney can help.

Whether you are a resident of Alabama or were charged with driving under the influence (DUI) as an out-of-state driver, the penalties can be severe, and without action on your part, your license will be automatically suspended.

The cost of a DUI goes beyond fines (and even jail time).

A DUI is a criminal charge that, if convicted, can have an impact on much more than your ability to legally operate a vehicle. A criminal conviction can impact your job, create employment issues, and threaten any professional licenses you hold. A DUI may also have a negative impact on child custody matters or other legal issues.

Simply put: the situation you find yourself in is not easy and the impact can affect many areas of your life. A DUI arrest can become even more severe if you have past DUI convictions on your record. Depending on the length of time its been since your last conviction, you could be facing mandatory jail time. This is where an Alabama DUI attorney with proven experience can help.

Here is what you can expect from Kreps:

  • Experienced, expert Alabama DUI attorneys always ready for trial
  • Long-term experience with DUI laws in Alabama
  • Intense personal attention paid to each and every client
  • Detail-oriented representation that will ensure your rights are protected
  • Flexible, easy payment plans, so you can get started now and pay later

Highly Experienced Alabama DUI Attorney

The specifics of your case is what is important. It’s not uncommon for the arresting officer to make procedural mistakes, and the process followed by the officer both during and after the stop are critical to your defense.

It should go without saying: what you say or do will be used against you in court.

That being said, there are plenty of DUI defense strategies that can be used to mitigate the seriousness of a charge or eliminate it altogether. At Kreps Law Firm, our #1 goal is dismissal or reduction of charges, and we’ve been very successful at helping our clients navigate the complexity of the criminal justice system and reach the best outcome possible. We can do the same for you or your loved one. We know this is a stressful situation. Let us help.

With over 17+ years experience, Alabama DUI attorney Joseph Kreps has resolved over 18,000+ charges, and has been recognized as one of the most reviewed attorneys in the State of Alabama, with over 550+ 5-star client reviews on Avvo, and hundreds more across Google. Our happy clients are a testament to our high DUI dismissal rate. The attorneys at Kreps Law Firm are seasoned Alabama attorneys and expert litigators. We understand that you’re here because you made a mistake. We can help you through it.

Contact Joseph Kreps now for a free consultation and case review to discuss your charges.

If you have been arrested…

Your FREEDOM is potentially at stake. A conviction can have a huge impact on your job, relationships, and your future. You need to act fast.

Facing DUI Charges in Alabama?

Whether this is your first DUI offense or you’ve had multiple DUI charges, the risk to your license, job, career — and even freedom — is on the line. Your best option is to speak to a Alabama DUI attorney now. Driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance is a serious charge that can result in jail time, enormous fines, driver’s license suspension, court referral programs and an interlock device being installed on your vehicle.

The consequences do not stop there. If you are convicted of DUI in Alabama you could also face loss of insurance coverage, higher insurance premiums, the loss of a job or career, and a harder time getting a job in the future.

An Alabama DUI can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. There are also “aggravating circumstances” — elements of the crime that require stiffer penalties or longer jail time — if found guilty. If you are facing a felony DUI or additional charges, the penalties will likely be greater.

Some examples of aggravating circumstances include:

  • Did you refuse the breath test?
  • Was your blood alcohol level (BAC) over .15%?
  • Did you injure another person?
  • Was a child under the age of 14 years old in the vehicle?

If any of these aggravating circumstances existed at the time of arrest, Alabama state law requires that an interlock ignition device be installed in any vehicle being operated by the offender — even if this is your first DUI!

If your job requires you to drive or you hold a commercial license, a DUI conviction can severely affect your source of income and your family. Your DUI record can also harm your job and future earning prospects. Ignoring the situation will not make it better. It will often make it worse. You only have a limited amount of time to request a DMV hearing to stop the automatic suspension of your driver’s license.

If you are unsure of what steps to take, contact Kreps Law Firm today for a free case evaluation. You may be able to keep your license. Call us now to get help. Our experienced Alabama DUI attorneys are ready to help get you through this.

If you have been arrested…

You only have 10 days to request a hearing with the DMV to stop the automatic suspension of your license. Time is not on your side.

Find An Alabama DUI Attorney Near You

If you are looking for an experienced Alabama DUI attorney, we’re ready for your call. We offer statewide defense of all criminal charges, including DUI, traffic violations, drug possession and sales, and nursing license defense. If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney you can trust, look no further.

Our home office is located in Birmingham, but we serve clients throughout the state of Alabama, including Albertville, Mountain Brook, Alabaster, Huntsville, Hoover and surrounding areas.


My son got a ticket in Alabama. His license is from Ga. We paid the ticket but somehow his license was suspended. Ga never notified us. We found out that his license was suspended when he was stopped while in college in Kansas. Such drama! Spoke with Mr Kreps, hired him and the next day his license was reinstated. I am beyond happy. Thank you so much for helping us!

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I hired Kreps Law Firm to keep a speeding ticket I received while passing thru Alabama off my record, and they delivered. My 84mph in a 60 was dismissed. I did have to attend defensive driving school, which was painful but worth it. My overall experience with Kreps was straightforward and painless.
Eric, Avvo Review
I must admit my consultation sounded too good to be true on on my speeding ticket case, but Joseph Krep’s team put their experience and knowledge about court systems and jurisdictions to have a favorable outcome for me.
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Frequently Asked Questions

If convicted of a DUI in Alabama, you can serve up to 1 Year in Jail or pay a fine ranging from $600 (minimum mandatory) to $2,100 or both. The minimum fine for a 1st DUI conviction in Alabama is $600, if the fine is part of your court-ordered DUI penalties.

A first DUI (driving under the influence) conviction is a misdemeanor in Alabama. A DUI is considered a first offense in Alabama if the driver has no prior DUI convictions within the past ten years. First offenders typically face up to a year of jail, fines, probation, and license suspension.

A DUI conviction can never be expunged! A DUI conviction will remain on your driver record for a minimum of five years.

In Alabama, first-offense DUI or DWI is classified as a misdemeanor, and punishable by up to six months in jail. That jail time may be increased under certain circumstances.

A DUI conviction does appear on criminal background checks in most cases. Related charges, such as impaired driving or refusing a breath test, can also show up. However, DUI arrests will not always show up.

DUI conviction cannot be “expunged” – DUI convictions in the state of Alabama are forever – no conviction of any kind, misdemeanor or felony, can ever be “expunged” from a person’s court record in the state of Alabama.

A DUI stays on your driving record for five to ten years in most states. But depending on where you live, you could have a DUI on your driving record for life.

Even if you’re able to convince the prosecutor to drop the DUI charges, you won’t be able to get away penalty-free. However, you may be able to keep from having a DUI on your record by pleading guilty to a lesser offense such as reckless driving.

If there was no probable cause the evidence, and the case may get dismissed. When evidence is suppressed, it means that the prosecution cannot use it against you. This means that evidence obtained without probable cause usually results in reduced or dismissed Alabama DUI charges.

There is no doubt that being arrested for a DUI can ruin your life. While losing your career is just one potential consequence, it is a very real possibility. In Alabama, you may be eligible for a restricted license after a DUI conviction so that you can continue driving to and from work.