Continuing from where we left off in Alabama DUI Probation: FAQs (Pt. 1), here, we will respond to some more commonly asked questions about this aspect of DUI cases.
More Answers about Alabama DUI Probation
Q – What are common terms of Alabama DUI probation?
Do you have questions regarding the terms of Alabama DUI probation? If so, here are some answers. Contact us for the strongest DUI defense.
A – Although the specific terms of Alabama DUI probation can vary from case to case (depending on the nature of a DUI offense and a person’s criminal record, among other factors), in general, the terms of Alabama DUI probation include (but may not be limited to):
- Not drinking alcohol and/or using drugs
- Completing court-ordered community service
- Completing a court-ordered alcohol education program
- Paying all restitution and other fines
- Not committing any new offenses.
In some cases, people ordered to complete Alabama DUI probation may also have to have ignition interlock devices installed on their vehicles, wear ankle monitoring bracelets and/or comply with other strict requirements.
Q – How long will my Alabama DUI probation last?
A – We can’t give you a direct answer to this question without first knowing the details of a specific case. That being stated, however, what we can tell you is that Alabama DUI probation will generally:
- Be shorter for first-time offenders and/or for cases that don’t involve DUI accidents/injuries/deaths
- Be longer when people have prior DUI convictions and/or when anyone was hurt or killed as a result of the incident
- Be extended when people do not comply with its terms.
Q – What happens when I successfully complete by Alabama DUI probation?
A – Usually, completing the terms of Alabama DUI probation will result in a DUI case being resolved. It’s important to point out, however, that:
- People may have to follow up with various agencies or organizations to ensure that they communicate that a requirement of their Alabama DUI probation has been completed to the probation department.
- It can take days or a longer for this information to be received and/or processed by the probation department.
- Just because Alabama DUI probation has been completed does not necessarily mean that the impacts of the DUI will stop being felt by people. For instance, even after Alabama DUI probation is finished, people may still have to deal with other issues caused by their DUI, such as far more expensive auto insurance rates for years to come, job loss and/or having a criminal record (just to name a few).
Be sure to look for the upcoming conclusion to this blog series for some more answers about Alabama DUI probation.
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