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You Can Beat a DUI

We have been successfully defending individuals charged with DUI in Washington for over 20 years.

If you’ve been charged with a DUI offense here in Arizona you will need an experienced DUI attorney to fight to protect your rights. Driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) is a mandatory jail offense in Arizona.

Our state has some of the most strict and punishing laws in the nation. Even for first time offenders, a conviction carries a mandatory jail sentence, a driver’s license suspension, fines, and in alcohol related cases a requirement to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.

Repeat offenders can also face felony charges, which may include mandatory prison time. Hiring an experienced DUI defense team can make all the difference in your case. The trial lawyers at The Law Offices of Robert Arentz average over 35 years of DUI defense experience. With affordable flat fees and payment arrangements available, we can help you today.

Types of DUI Offenses in Arizona

Arizona has both misdemeanor and felony DUI offenses, with the penalties ranging from a minimum of 24 hours in jail for some misdemeanor offenses to years of prison time for felony offenses. In addition to jail or prison time, a DUI conviction can have serious professional and financial implications.With mandatory fines and surcharges, jail costs, increased auto insurance premiums and high risk insurance, the cost of even a first offense DUI can exceed $10,000.00.

Hiring the right attorney, with decades of experience, can help you avoid these consequences. Over the past 35 years our lawyers have used multiple defenses to help our clients beat DUI charges. Contact our DUI defense team right now to begin the defense of your case today.

First Offense DUI

 

 *A maximum of 6 months in jail

 *Mandatory Minimum of 10 days in jail (9 days may be suspended)

 *mandatory alcohol screening & recommended classes

 *minimum fine & surcharge of approximately $1,537.00

 *1 year Ignition Interlock Device in your vehicle for a minimum of 1 year

 *90 day License Suspension By the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)

 

Second Offense DUI

 *A maximum of 6 months in jail

 *Mandatory Minimum 90 days in jail (60 days may be suspended)

 *minimum fine & surcharge of approximately $3,500.00

* 30 hours community service

 *Ignition Interlock Device in your vehicle for a minimum of 1 year

 * Requirement for SR22 Insurance Policy for 3 years

*1 year driver’s license suspension by ADOT

* Ignition Interlock device installed for 18 months

* Sr22 insurance for 3 years

Extreme DUI

Extreme DUI-BAC .15% or Higher (28-1882A1)- If you are cited under this part of the DUI statute you are being charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content between .15% and .199% within 2 hours of driving. Arizona has mandatory sentencing guidelines that judges must follow. Listed below are the penalties for this offense.

Aggravated DUI

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Aggravated DUI With Two Prior Convictions in the Past Five Years

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Extreme DUI With a Prior Conviction

1st OFFENSE EXTREME DUI PENALTIES:(28-1382A1)

*A maximum of 6 months in jail

*mandatory minimum of 30 days in jail (21 days can be suspended if an ignition interlock device is installed into your vehicle right away)

*Substance abuse screening & alcohol classes

*Minimum court fines and costs of $2,787.00

*Ignition interlock device installed for a minimum of 1 year

*Sr22 Insurance for three years

*90 day license suspension

Aggravated DUI on a Suspended, Revoked, Canceled, Refused, or Restricted Driver's License

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Aggravated DUI With a Child Under 15 in the Vehicle

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What Happens If You Are Charged With A DUI?

In many cases, arresting agencies in Arizona will cite and release someone when they are charged with a misdemeanor DUI. In most cases, a citation listing pending charges is issued, along with a date to appear in court. Additional paperwork regarding blood or breath test rights, vehicle impoundment information and information regarding their driving privilege may also be given.

For felony DUI cases, law enforcement normally takes the accused into custody, where they are then scheduled for an initial appearance before a judge within 24 hours of the arrest. At the initial appearance, the judge will review the pending charges, and will issue the conditions of release, which may include a bond or other conditions.

Why Should I Call You Now?

 Once charged with a DUI, there are important deadlines that we can help you protect. For misdemeanor offenses, the first court appearance or arraignment date is usually scheduled within weeks of your arrest. In most courts, our trial attorneys can appear for you at your arraignment and your appearance is waived.

On Felony or Aggravated DUI Offenses, the defendant is normally required to appear at all court dates. Another very important and time sensitive issue for many clients is their driver’s license. If the police took your license when you were cited, and you were issued a temporary license called an Admin Per Se, you have 15 days from the date of the notice to request a hearing or your driving privilege is automatically suspended for 90 days, or longer.

Our lawyers will request this hearing for you and will appear with or for you at the administrative hearing with the Arizona Department of Transportation. There are additional time sensitive issues with respect to preserving blood/urine samples and breath results, and other forms of discovery. Because most cases occur over a short duration, usually 3-6 months, it is beneficial to hire our office as early in the process as possible.

Contact The Law Offices of Arentz Today To Begin Your DUI Defense! (602) 266-9600

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