The following penalties are applicable to violations of this chapter:
Terms Used In Alabama Code 32-7A-21
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- person: Every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
- traffic: Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars, and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel. See Alabama Code 32-1-1.1
(1) FELONIES. A person convicted of a felony for the violation of a provision of this chapter is guilty of a Class C felony and is subject to punishment as defined by the Criminal Code of Alabama.
(2) MISDEMEANORS. A person convicted of a misdemeanor for the violation of a provision of this chapter is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and is subject to punishment as defined by the Criminal Code of Alabama.
(3) TRAFFIC VIOLATION. A person convicted of a traffic offense for violation of this chapter is subject to a punishment by a fine not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200) for the first conviction. Upon each subsequent conviction, the fine shall be twice the amount of the last fine.