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What penalties am I facing if convicted for a DUI in Arizona?

 

Arizona DUI law

What penalties am I facing if convicted for a DUI in Arizona? The Arizona DUI states that a citizen driving impaired with a .08 Blood Alcohol Content (or greater) will be charged with a DUI and face the following consequences:

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(First-time DUI offenders in Arizona)

  • $250 fine (plus $250 Arizona DUI abatement fund fine)
  • Probation
  • Possible counseling and treatment
  • Jail time (starting at 30 days)
  • Mandatory submission to drug and alcohol evaluation
  • Suspended driver’s license
  • Ignition Interlock Devices
  • Possible lost wages due to court appearances
  • Tarnished reputation
  • Conviction on your permanent record
  • The crime of DUI carries many different penalties, depending on the circumstance. The possible penalties for a DUI:

First-time DUI with a BAC of at least 0.08, but less than 0.150

CLASS OF CRIME Class 1 Misdemeanor

  • MAX JAIL Six (6) months
  • MINIMUM JAIL One (1) day [10 days, 9 suspended]Fotor1103144424
  • COUNSELING A drug/alcohol screening will be performed. The results of this may affect the duration of counseling.
  • MINIMUM FINE $250 + surcharge
  • ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL PENALTY $500 to State Prison Fund
  • PROBATION 5 years (maximum)
  • Driver’s License Consequences:  SUSPENSION 90 days (work permit after 30 days)
  • INTERLOCK DEVICE Required

Second-time DUI (with a valid license) within sixty (60) months

  • CLASS OF CRIME: Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • MAX JAIL: Six (6) months
  • MINIMUM JAIL: 30 days [90 days, 60 suspended]
  • COUNSELING: A drug/alcohol screening will be performed.
  • MINIMUM FINE: $500 + surcharge
  • ADDITIONAL PENALTY:$1250 to State Prison Fund
  • PROBATION: 5 years (maximum)
  • Driver’s License Consequences :  SUSPENSION: 1 year revoked
  • INTERLOCK DEVICE : Required

First-time Extreme DUI

  • CLASS OF CRIME: Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • MAXIMUM JAIL: Six (6) months
  • MINIMUM JAIL: 30 days
  • COUNSELING: A drug/alcohol screening will be performed.
  • MINIMUM FINE: $250 + surcharge
  • ADDITIONAL PENALTY: $250 assessment to the Arizona DUI Abatement Fund; additional $1000 to State Prison Fund.
  • PROBATION: 5 years (maximum)
  • Driver’s License Consequences
  • SUSPENSION: 90 days (work permit after 30 days)
  • INTERLOCK DEVICE ; Required

Second-time Extreme DUI

  • CLASS: Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • MAX JAIL: Six (6) months
  • MINIMUM JAIL: 120 days
  • COUNSELING: A drug/alcohol screening will be performed.
  • MINIMUM FINE: $500 + surcharge
  • ADDITIONAL \PENALTY: $250 assessment to the Arizona DUI Abatement Fund. Additional $1000 assessment
  • PROBATION: 5 years (maximum)
  • Driver’s License Consequences:  SUSPENSION: 1 year revoked
  • INTERLOCK DEVICE :Required

Aggravated DUI (Felony)

  • CLASS: Class 4 Felony
  • MAX JAIL: 2.5 years
  • MINIMUM JAIL: 4 months in the Department of Correction
  • COUNSELING: A drug/alcohol screening
  • ADDITIONAL PENALTY: $250 assessment to the Arizona DUI Abatement Fund; additional $1500 assessment
  • PROBATION: First-time felony DUI charges are eligible for probation (10 years)
  • Driver’s License Consequences:  SUSPENSION: 3 year revocation
  • INTERLOCK DEVICE: Required

ARIZONA DUI DEFENSE:

Did you know that if you agree to counseling the judge will often knock your jail sentence down to a single day for a regular, first-time DUI (and 10 days for Extreme DUI)?  Did you know that it is possible to beat a DUI charge in AZ? Did you know that cops can make mistakes, and breath tests can sometimes show incorrect results?

In order to build a case for your defense of a DUI charge in Arizona, you need to call My AZ Lawyers, PLLC.  At your FREE INITIAL CASE EVALUATION, you may have an attorney answer your questions and help you to make good decisions about your situation.

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 CHANDLER DUI LAW OFFICE

1731 W. Baseline Road, Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85202
Office: (480) 833-8000