Alabama DUI – Courts

DUI Courts in Alabama

As a driver, you probably know how dangerous it is to operate a vehicle if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, despite this knowledge, countless motorists are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Alabama alone. Unfortunately, these individuals find themselves facing a number of consequences when their case is brought before the Alabama DUI courts.

Where Will Your Alabama DUI Case Be Tried?

There are two factors that will be considered in order to determine which of Alabama’s many courts will preside over your DUI case: your prior history of DUI and which police department arrested you. If you were pulled over by a county officer and have no more than two prior drunk driving convictions on your record, your offense will most likely be classified as a misdemeanor – which means your case will probably be tried in municipal or county court.

On the other hand, if you were arrested by a county officer and have been convicted of three or more DUIs within the past five years, your DUI may be upgraded to a felony offense. In such instances, your case will usually be tried in a circuit or district county court, rather than a municipal or county court.

So what’s the difference between the two court systems? Well, whereas municipal and district courts only handle misdemeanor cases, circuit and district county courts oversee more serious felony cases. What’s more, while misdemeanor cases are overseen by a judge, you have the option to receive a jury trial if your case is classified as a felony offense.

  • Birmingham Municipal Court
    David J. Vann Municipal Justice Center
    801 17th Street North
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Jefferson County District Court
    801 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard, North
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hoover Municipal Court
    2020 Valleydale Road
    Hoover, AL 35244
  • Homewood Municipal Court
    1833 29th Avenue, South,
    Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Mountain Brook Municipal Court
    56 Church Street
    Mountain Brook, AL 35213
  • Trussville Municipal Court
    131 Main Street,
    Trussville, AL 35173
  • Shelby County District Court
    112 North Main Street
    Columbiana, AL 35051
  • Pelham Municipal Court
    32 Philip Davis Street
    Pelham, AL 35124
  • Calera Municipal Court
    10947 Highway 25
    Calera, AL 35040
  • Tuscaloosa Municipal Court
    Alvin DuPont Court Building
    2122 Sixth Street
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
  • Tuscaloosa District Court
    714 Greensboro Avenue
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
  • Auburn Municipal Court
    141 North Ross Street
    Auburn, AL 36830
  • Orange Beach Municipal Court
    4480 Orange Beach Boulevard
    Orange Beach, AL 36561
  • Foley Municipal Court
    200 East Section Avenue
    Foley, AL 36535
  • Daphne Municipal Court
    1502 Highway 98
    Daphne, AL 36526
  • Fairhope Municipal Court
    200 East Section Avenue
    Foley, AL 36535
  • Opp Municipal Court
    106 North Main Street
    Opp, AL 36467
  • Georgiana Municipal Court
    933 Highway 31 South
    Georgiana, AL 36033
  • Robertsdale Municipal Court
    22647 Racine Street
    Robertsdale, AL 36567
  • Gulf Shores Municipal Court
    203 Clubhouse Drive
    Suite A
    Gulf Shores, AL 36547
  • Leeds Municipal Court
    1400 9th Street
    Suite 100
    Leeds, AL 35094
  • Pell City Municipal Court
    1905 1st Avenue, North
    Pell City, AL 35125
  • St. Clair County District Court
    Ashville Division
    100 6th Avenue Suite 400
    Ashville, AL 35953
  • St. Clair County District Court
    Pell City Division
    1815 Cogswell Avenue
    Pell City, AL 35125
  • Huntsville Municipal Court
    815 Wheeler Avenue
    Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Athens Municipal Court
    951 East Hobbs Street
    Athens, AL 35611
  • Anniston Municipal Court
    174 West 13th Street
    Anniston, AL 36201
  • Mobile Municipal Court
    205 Government Street
    Mobile, AL 36652
  • Cleburne County District Court
    120 Vickery Street
    Suite 202
    Heflin, AL 36264
  • Brantley Municipal Court
    10 Martin Luther King Drive
    Brantley, AL 36009
  • Butler County District Court
    700 Court Square
    Greenville, AL 36037
  • Argo Municipal Court
    100 Blackjack Road
    Argo, AL 35173
  • Talladega County District Court
    Talladega Division
    148 East Street, North
    Talladega, AL 35160
  • Talladega County District Court
    Sylacauga Division
    400 Norton Avenue
    Sylacauga, AL 35150
  • Millbrook Municipal Court
    3900 Grandview Road
    Millbrook, AL 36054
  • Clanton Municipal Court
    601 1st Avenue
    Clanton, AL 35045
  • Chilton County District Court
    500 2nd Avenue North
    Clanton, AL 35045
  • Prattville Municipal Court
    101 West Main Street
    Prattville, AL 36067
  • Montgomery Municipal Court
    320 North Ripley Street
    Montgomery, AL 36104
  • Vestavia Municipal Court
    Vestavia Hills Municipal Court
    1032 Montgomery Highway
    Vestavia Hills, AL 35266
  • Florala Municipal Court
    22654 Wall Avenue
    P.O. Box 351
    Florala, AL 36442
  • Troy Municipal Court
    300 East Elm Street
    Troy, AL 36081
  • Limestone County District Court
    520 South Jefferson Street
    2nd Floor
    Athens, AL 35611
  • Cullman Municipal Court
    204 2nd Avenue, Northeast
    Cullman, AL 35055
  • Cullman County District Court
    500 2nd Avenue, Southwest
    Cullman, AL 35055
  • Centre Municipal Court
    401 East Main Street
    Centre, AL 35960
  • Albertville Municipal Court
    200 Sand Mountain Drive
    Suite A
    Albertville, AL 35950
  • Dothan Municipal Court
    210 N. St. Andrews St.
    Dothan, AL 36303
  • Childersburg Municipal Court
    201 8th Avenue, Southwest
    Childersburg, AL 35044
  • Warrior Municipal Court
    215 Main Street
    Warrior, Alabama 35180
  • Tarrant Municipal Court
    1604 Pinson Valley Parkway
    Tarrant, AL 35217
  • Loxley Municipal Court
    1089 Hickory Street
    Loxley, AL 36551
  • Spanish Fort Municipal Court
    7361 Spanish Fort Boulevard
    Spanish Fort, AL 36527
  • Enterprise Municipal Court
    501 South Main Street
    P.O. Box 31100
    Enterprise, AL 36331
  • Coffee County District Court
    Elba Division
    230 M Court Avenue
    Elba, AL 36323
  • Coffee County District Court
    Enterprise Division
    101 South Edwards Street
    Enterprise, AL 36330
  • Tuskegee Municipal Court
    302 South Main Street
    Tuskegee, AL 36083
  • Macon County District Court
    101 Rosa Parks Plaza
    Tuskegee, AL 36083
  • Lowndes County District Court
    1 South Washington Street
    Hayneville, AL 36040
  • Escambia County District Court
    314 Belleville Avenue
    Brewton, AL 36426
  • Atmore Municipal Court
    201 East Louisville Avenue
    Atmore, AL 36502
  • Baldwin County District Court
    Fairhope Satellite
    1100 Fairhope Avenue
    Fairhope, AL 36532
  • Baldwin County District Court
    Foley Satellite
    201 East Section Street
    Foley, AL 36535
  • Demopolis Municipal Court
    301 East Washington Street
    Demopolis, AL 36732
  • Jacksonville Municipal Court
    310 Church Avenue, Southeast
    Jacksonville, AL 36265
  • Guntersville Municipal Court
    325 Gunter Avenue
    Guntersville, AL 35976
  • Moulton Municipal Court
    720 Seminary Street
    Moulton, AL 35650
  • Decatur Municipal Court
    402 Lee Street, Northeast
    2nd Floor
    Decatur, AL 35601
  • Bessemer Municipal Court
    23 North 15th Street
    Bessemer, AL 35020
  • Hueytown Municipal Court
    1318 Hueytown Road
    Hueytown, AL 35023
  • Pleasant Grove Municipal Court
    501 Park Road
    Pleasant Grove, AL 35127
  • Irondale Municipal Court
    101 South 20th Street
    Irondale, AL 35210
  • Fultondale Municipal Court
    1210 Walker Chapel Road
    P.O. Box 699
    Fultondale, AL 35068
  • Brent Municipal Court
    22 First Street
    Brent, AL 35034
  • Bibb County District Court
    35 Court Square, East
    P.O. Box 185
    Centreville, AL 35042

Penalties For DUI – Alabama

Regardless of which court handles your case, you can expect to receive little leniency if you are convicted of driving under the influence. Assuming it is your first offense, your sentence may include up to $2,100 in fines, as well as a 90-day license suspension and/or possible jail sentence – and if you are a repeat offender (meaning you have been convicted of one or more DUIs within the past five years), you’ll face even harsher penalties.

Fortunately, being arrested for driving under the influence does not mean that you will be convicted of the offense in DUI court. Our legal team have helped a number of clients prove that their arrests were unwarranted in order to get their DUI charges reduced or dismissed.

To discuss your case with one of our DUI defense attorneys, complete our online form today and find out how you can improve your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome in Alabama DUI court during a free case evaluation.