Too many points on your driving record will result in a license suspension.2
|Number of points in a 2-year period
||License suspension length in days
|24 and more
While the points will be “subtracted” from your record after two years, that is only for license suspension purposes, meaning it could still affect insurance.
Penalties for Underage Drinkers
Unlike drivers ages 21 and older, who can drive with a BAC under 0.08 percent, the limit for young and teen drivers is 0.02 percent, as they are not allowed to consume alcohol at all. If they’re caught drunk driving, they could face a license revocation for 30 days for the first offense instead of the above penalties. The DUI will not go on historical records for insurance, but it will be disclosed to:
- Law enforcement agencies
- Attorney of record
While drivers under 21 will face a fine and will have to attend a DUI referral program, they will not go to jail or have to install an ignition interlock in their car.
How Long a DUI Stays on Your Record
A DUI will stay on your record indefinitely unless you were under 21 at the time of the violation, in which case a first conviction will not go on your record. You’ll see higher rates indefinitely, as average rates increase with any points on your driving record, no matter your ZIP code or credit score.
Are SR-22s Required?
Alabama does not require you to get an SR-22 for a DUI violation on its own. Rather, it requires SR-22s for crimes like driving without insurance, driving with a suspended registration, or providing false proof of insurance.3