DUI Consequences

Consequences of a DUI in Tucson, AZ

The costs associated with an arrest for Tucson DUI can be very high. There could be fines, courts costs, loss of driver’s license, significantly higher auto insurance premiums, and even a jail sentence. Arizona has some of the stiffest penalties for driving under the influence.  Arizona doesn’t mess around when it comes to punishment for DUI.

Your rights are extremely important. If you have been arrested or charged with DUI in Tucson, Marana, or Sierra Vista, it is important that you do everything you can to ensure that your rights are upheld throughout your Tucson DUI case. My AZ Lawyers, PLLC represents individuals who have all types of DUI charges in Tucson, Pima County, and throughout Arizona. 

Facing DUI charges can be frustrating, embarrassing and extremely inconvenient.  Do not face these charges alone!  If you have been arrested for DUI or DWI in the Tucson area and you depend on your right to own and operate a motor vehicle for your income or schooling, it is very important that you do everything you can to get those charges diminished or even dropped altogether.

Making the right decision when choosing a DUI lawyer in Pima County, Tucson, Arizona can end up saving you thousands of dollars in fines and helping you avoid time in jail. Contact the Tucson DUI Lawyers atMy AZ Lawyers, PLLC and put their track record and experienced team to work for you when facing criminal charges in Tucson.

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What are the Penalties for a DUI Conviction in Tucson, Arizona?

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

(First-time DUI offenders in Arizona)

  • $250 fine (plus $250 Arizona DUI abatement fund fine)
  • Possible treatment and counseling
  • Probation
  • Mandatory drug and alcohol evaluation
  • Jail time (starting at 30 days)
  • Ignition Interlock Device
  • Suspended driver’s license
  • DUI conviction on your permanent record and a tarnished reputation
  • Possible lost wages due to court appearances

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]
  • 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
  • MAXIMUM JAIL TIME: Six (6) months
  • MINIMUM JAIL TIME: 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)
  • CONSEQUENCES – Driver’s License:  SUSPENSION: 1 year revoked
  • INTERLOCK DEVICE : Required

First-time Extreme DUI

  • CLASS OF CRIME: Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • MAXIMUM JAIL TIME: Six (6) months
  • MINIMUM JAIL TIME: 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)
  • CONSEQUENCES – Drivers License
  • SUSPENSION: 90 days (work permit after 30 days)
  • INTERLOCK DEVICE ; Required

Second-time Extreme DUI

  • CLASS: Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • MAXIMUM JAIL TIME: Six (6) months
  • MINIMUM JAIL TIME: 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
  • MAXIMUM JAIL TIME: 2.5 years
  • MINIMUM JAIL TIME: 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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