It happens more often than you might think, and to more people than you may have thought. DUI cases are common; you’re out having a good time, have a few drinks, then get behind the wheel of a car. Arizona’s strict DUI laws make even consuming minimal amounts of alcohol mean you now have a DUI on the record.
What is DUI?
Arizona DUI laws are some of the strictest in the nation and employs a zero-tolerance policy. This means that if your blood alcohol level is above .08, you can expect to get a DUI. The amount of the fine will depend on how much over the legal limit you are, making it either a regular DUI or extreme DUI. A regular DUI will result in the following:
First offense will result in a minimum 10-day jail sentence accompanied by a minimum $1,250 fine. There may also be community service in addition to alcohol education classes mandated by the court and your car will have the certified ignition interlock installed.
- Any offence after the first will result in your license being revoked for 12 months, minimum $3,000 fine and a minimum jail sentence of 90 days. Community service and education classes will be required, as well as your vehicle being equipped with a certified ignition interlock.
Extreme DUI cases have even stricter punishments, and will be enforced if the blood alcohol level is above .15:
- First offence will come with a $2,500 fine, and a minimum of 30 days in jail. In addition, community service and education will be mandated by the court, as well as the certified ignition interlock installed in your car.
- Any offence after the first will result in your license being revoked for 12 months, minimum $3,250 fine and a minimum jail sentence of 120 days. Community service and education classes will be required, as well as your vehicle being equipped with a certified ignition interlock.
If you have been charged with a DUI, let us help you! Occasionally, police administered tests malfunction or other circumstances could help your case. No matter what the situation is, getting legal help is incredibly important in a DUI case.
Tucson DUI Attorneys
At West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman, our criminal defense lawyers are here to help individuals and families throughout Tucson Arizona. We will work with you and advise you on your options for seeking DUI help, to make sure you get the best DUI defense. Our team of lawyers is committed to addressing the individual needs of each of our clients and can assist you with all aspects of domestic disputes and protective orders.