The Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) plays a large role in keeping the roads and highways throughout the state safe and free from motor vehicle collisions. In an attempt to reduce the number of traffic crashes and associated injuries and fatalities, Alabama’s DPS consistently evaluates the current state of road travel and proposes ways to improve safe travel.
In order to promote safe driving habits throughout Alabama, all motorists must maintain a thorough understanding of the rules of the road. Neglecting to follow all traffic rules and regulations may result in a law enforcement officer pulling the driver over to issue a citation. Any violation of a traffic law is means for a written citation, where penalties and fines vary depending upon the specific infraction.
Citrin Law Firm has spent years helping Alabama accident victims to achieve fair compensation when they have suffered in a motor vehicle crash. At-fault parties are often gives tickets in these situations, which typically require a payment of Alabama traffic fines. These fines will vary depending upon a number of factors related to the crash. If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, our Alabama personal injury lawyers are here to help.
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Alabama Traffic Fines
Individual counties are responsible for administering Alabama traffic fines, typically based on the type of violation and the specific county where the infraction took place. When a driving infraction is committed and a law enforcement officer pulls the driver over, they will give the motorist a written ticket. The ticket will list the Alabama traffic fines and where they can be paid. All tickets can be paid online for an extra charge, a 4 percent convenience fee.
Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is a serious offense in the state of Alabama. As one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents today, those convicted of a DUI face serious penalties. In addition to the wide range of potential penalties, those pulled over for a DUI will face the following fines:
- $600-$2,100 for the first conviction
- $1,100-$5,100 for the second conviction
- $2,100-$10,100 for the third conviction
- $4,100-$10,100 for the fourth conviction
All drivers in Alabama must recognize the vast danger that they place upon themselves and every other motorist on the road when they choose to operate a vehicle under the influence. As such, law enforcement may suspend a license or in repeat cases, they license may be revoked permanently. If you or loved one has been injured in a AL crash, Citrin Law Firm is ready to take on your case today.
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Common Traffic Violations
The Alabama Department of Public Safety works on a point system. Therefore, each driving infraction will assess a certain number of points to your license. Once these points accumulate, the driver will be vulnerable to a wide range of penalties, even the revocation of a license. Any motorist who was issued a citation must handle the ticket with some type response as soon as possible. Neglecting to contact the county office where the ticket was issued may result in further penalties and Alabama traffic fines.
The majority of the tickets issued in Alabama fall under the “strict-liability” offenses. In these cases, a person is convicted once there is proof that the illegal act was committed. Whether the ticket was issued for moving or non-moving violations will affect the potential penalties and fines. The following are the most common traffic violations seen in AL:
- Neglecting to use turning signals
- Overdue fines for parking meters
- Parking a vehicle in a handicapped zone without acquiring authorization
While these are the most common types of infractions, Alabama drivers have been known to commit a number of additional violations. From driving under the influence to running a red light and from operating a vehicle without a seat belt to having an expired license, Alabama motorists will be subject to a variety of serious penalties. If you or a loved one has suffered during a traffic crash, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
Contact A Skilled Alabama Auto Accident Lawyer Today
Citrin Law Firm has provided professional legal services to Alabama residents for more than 25 years. During our service to you, we have discovered just what it takes to find success in the courtroom. Combining years of experience, a vast legal knowledge, and a deep passion for the law, we have won countless cases.
Our goal is to fight for the maximum compensation possible for the accident victims that we represent. In our pursuit of justice for all Alabama residents, we work tirelessly to make our clients feel as comfortable as possible during these trying times. If you or a loved one has suffered in an auto accident, our AL traffic fines lawyers are here to help.
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