ALABAMA CRIMINAL TRAFFIC OFFENSE INFORMATION CENTER
Alabama has a number of criminal traffic offenses that can result in serious criminal consequences. Penalties can include imprisonment, loss of driving privilege and fines. On this page we outline the elements and consequences for these criminal offenses.
RECKLESS DRIVING, Alabama code section 32-5A-190
(a) Any person who drives any vehicle carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard for the rights or safety of persons or property, or without due caution and circumspection and at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property, shall be guilty of reckless driving.
(b) Every person convicted of reckless driving shall be punished upon a first conviction by imprisonment for a period of not less than five days nor more than 90 days, or by fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $500.00, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and on a second or subsequent conviction shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 10 days nor more than six months, or by a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and the court may prohibit the person so convicted from driving a motor vehicle on the public highways of this state for a period not exceeding six months, and the license of the person shall be suspended for such period by the Director of Public Safety pursuant to Section 32-5A-195 .
(c) Neither reckless driving nor any other moving violation under this chapter is a lesser included offense under a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT OR HIT AND RUN – Alabama code sections 32-10-1 through 32-10-6
Accidents involving death or personal injuries.
(a) The driver of any motor vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or the death of any person, or in damage to a motor vehicle or other vehicle which is driven or attended by any person, shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible and shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of the accident until he has fulfilled the requirements of Section 32-10-3. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.
(b) The director shall revoke the driver's license of a person convicted under this section.
ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE LAW ENFORCEMENT – 13A-10-52, FORMERLY 32-5A-193