If a person gets 12 months for a second offence dui will they serve all 12 months.

Asked on June 15, 2009 under Criminal Law, Alabama


J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practice in this area.  The DUI statutes in most states have mandatorty sentence.  This means that, unlike a general crime like burglary, the DUI statute requires that the person to all of the time in jail.  Therefore, while people eligible for parole on certain charge may get out early, the DUI statute does not work this way. 

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