Section 32-5-316

Courts may prohibit operation of motor vehicles by persons convicted of violation of automobile laws.

Whenever a defendant is convicted by any court of competent jurisdiction of operating a motor vehicle in violation of any criminal statute or ordinance, the court trying the case, in its discretion, may, in addition to the other punishment fixed by law, enter an order forbidding such person to drive a motor vehicle upon any street or highway in the State of Alabama for a period to be specified by the court, or perpetually, as the court may determine. Any person driving a motor vehicle in violation of such an order of court shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Any defendant against whom such an order has been entered shall have the same right of appeal and supersedeas as is now granted him or her with reference to the sentence of the court imposing punishment fixed by law, and the appellate court shall have the right to modify or annul the order forbidding the operation by the defendant of motor vehicles, as in the opinion of the appellate court the facts may justify or require.

(Code 1923, §3340; Acts 1927, No. 347, p. 348; Code 1940, T. 36, §54.)