DUI Defense

When you are out celebrating and having a good time, trying to ease racing thoughts and catch a rest from your troubles, you should still be able to get yourself home safely. The problem is believing you are sober enough to drive and subsequently get stopped for driving under the influence (DUI), or driving while intoxicated (DWI). Whether or not you are charged with either of these offenses is reliant upon the alcohol level in your bloodstream (BAC).

BAC Levels of Intoxication in Arizona

In the state of Arizona, if your BAC is above .08% and you are over 21 you will receive a DUI charge. If you are under 21 or are a commercial driver, the BAC level for DUI is even lower at .04%. If you are pulled over for drunk driving, you will likely be given a field sobriety test. If you refuse to take the test your license can be suspended for one year. If this is not your first drunk driving offense, your license will be suspended for two years.

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Arizona Penalties For Receiving a DUI

Arizona has strict laws regarding drunk driving or driving while intoxicated with drugs or other substances, and takes the penalties for these charges seriously. The consequences for your DUI will depend on the number of priors you may or may not have:

 

1ST OFFENSE

2ND OFFENSE

3RD OFFENSE

JAIL

Min. 24 hours to 10 days

Min. 30 days to 90 days

Min. 4 months

FINES AND PENALTIES

$250 base fine

$500 base fine

$750 base fine

LICENSE SUSPENSION

90 to 360 days

1 year

1 year

INTERLOCK IGNITION DEVICE REQUIRED?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Though the state DUI laws are fairly standard across the board, you should hire a DUI attorney immediately after you are arrested to dispute any formal charges and for the opportunity to negotiate either a lesser charge or a dismissal. 

Hiring the Right Attorney

With my extensive experience helping individuals charged with a DUI, I am confident I can provide you with high-quality legal counsel and representation. With a dedication to your best interests, I will work tirelessly and fight hard to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. 

Never hesitate to retain the services of a highly-skilled attorney. Call my office today for a consultation.

DUI Defense Attorney Serving Tempe, Arizona

If you were stopped for a DUI you shouldn't wait to be charged to find a DUI defense attorney and risk belaying your case any further.

Whether you were fined or jailed for the offense, I can help you navigate the system and help you fight for the best outcome. Let me help you make sure your rights are honored. Call my office today.