Facing DUI Charges In Arizona?
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You Can Beat a DUI
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
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
*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
*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
2nd Offense Extreme DUI Penalties (28-1382A1) (2nd DUI within 7 Years of 1st conviction)
*Mandatory Minimum of 120 days in Jail
* One Year License Suspension
*Drug & alcohol screening before alcohol education enrollment
* Alcohol education course
* 30 days community service
* Ignition Interlock Device Installed for 18 months
* SR 22 Insurance for 3 years
DUI Drugs/ Marijuana DUI (28-1381A3)
AGGRAVATED DUI While A Child Under The Age Of 15 As A Passenger (F6)-28-1383(A)(3)
PENALTIES FOR 1st OFFENSE AGGRAVATED DUI WITH A PASSANGER UNDER 15 IN THE VEHICLE (F6):
*Presumptive sentence is 1 year in prison, although not mandatory. The usual range of sentence can range anywhere from 1 day to 90 days in jail, depending on the blood alcohol content at the time of the arrest. The jail time on this offense can mirror those of the penalties under the misdemeanor statutes.
*license revocation of 3 years
*1 year ignition interlock device
*Substance abuse screening
* Loss of Voting & Gun Rights (on any felony conviction)
Super Extreme DUI-BAC .20% or Above (28-1382A2)
FIRST OFFENSE SUPER EXTREME DUI PENALTIES:
*Up to 6 months in jail
*Mandatory Minimum of 45 days in jail
*Minimum Fines of $2,750.00
*Mandatory alcohol classes
* Ignition Interlock Device Installed in your vehicle for a minimum of 18 months
* Judge can order that you not consume alcohol for a period of ninety days, including the requirement to wear a continuous alcohol monitoring device on your ankle.
*90 day license suspension
SECOND OFFENSE SUPER EXTREME DUI PENALTIES: (28-1382A2) (2nd Offense DUI within 7 years)
*Mandatory minimum of 180 days in jail (no days can be suspended)
*Fines & surcharges of approximately $4,649.00
*Mandatory alcohol classes(36 class minimum)
*1 year license suspension
*SR22 Insurance requirement
*30 hours of community service
*2 years requirement for an ignition interlock device attached to your steering wheel
Felony DUI/Aggravated DUI Offenses (28-1383)
PENALTIES FOR 1st OFFENSE AGGRAVATED DUI (F4): 28-1383(A)(1) & 28-1383 (A)(2)
*A mandatory minimum of 4 months in prison (Presumptive sentence is 2.5 years)
*Supervised probation once released from prison
*Substance abuse screening and 36 classes
*Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device for 2 years
*Revocation of driving privilege
*Loss of Voting & Gun Rights (on any Felony conviction)
PENALTIES FOR A 2nd OFFENSE AGGRAVATED DUI (F4)
*Mandatory minimum of 2.5 years in prison, with a maximum of 7.5 years
*3 year license revocation
*ignition interlock device for 2 years
*Substance abuse screening
What Happens If You Are Charged With A DUI?
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.
Arrested or Accused?
Fight Your Criminal Charge by Calling (602) 266-9600
Why You Should Call Now?
If you or a loved one are charged with a criminal offense in Arizona, it’s natural to have a feeling of desperation, of being scared and helpless. A criminal conviction can have life-lasting consequences, so don’t face the weight of the government alone. There’s a lot that the right attorney can do to help you.
With decades of experience to guide you through the process, our criminal defense attorneys will analyze every aspect of your case and defend you in a vigorous and aggressive manner to achieve the best possible outcome.
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