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 30-3D-608
  • 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 16-36-23
  • 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 16-36-23

(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.

(Act 2000-554, p. 1005, §1; Act 2011-688, p. 2076, §3.)