Arizona is known for having some of the most harsh penalties in the country for impaired driving convictions. These cases are taken extremely seriously by prosecutors, and they will aggressively pursue maximum punishment every time. If you are facing charges for any type of drunk driving or DUI-drug offense, it is important that you have strong legal representation from a lawyer with the ability to help you avoid the severe consequences that could await you.
At Rosenstein Law Group, we focus our practice primarily on DUI defense matters throughout Flagstaff and all of Arizona. We understand the burden of proof carried by the prosecution, and we know how to find the holes in their cases that will allow us to present a compelling defense on your behalf. Our DUI defense attorneys work tirelessly to see that your rights are protected and that you are not unjustly convicted for DUI.
Understanding The Penalties For A DUI Conviction In Arizona
Drunk driving, officially classified as driving under the influence (DUI), continues to be a serious problem in Arizona. The state legislature has shown its commitment to fighting the issue by passing laws that inflict increasingly stiff penalties on offenders.
In Arizona, an A1 DUI charge can result from operating a motor vehicle under any kind of chemical impairment, regardless of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level. Yes, you can still be considered impaired if you have any measurable level of alcohol in your system. The DUI charge moves to an A2 if your BAC is .08 percent or higher. If your BAC exceeds .15 percent, you can be charged with "extreme DUI," and a BAC above .20 percent merits the charge of a "super extreme DUI."
DUI Penalties Are Severe, but Our Flagstaff DUI Lawyers May Be Able to Help!
Any and all DUI convictions have some basic penalties in common. No matter what kind of drug or alcohol caused the impairment, and no matter what your BAC level, if you have been arrested for impaired driving, the first thing you should do is contact one of our Flagstaff DUI attorneys.
Standard DUI penalties include, but are not limited to:
- One to 10 days in jail
- Fines and surcharges of at least $1,480
- 90-day driver's license suspension
- Five years of probation
- Alcohol screening and education
- Community service
The potential penalties for extreme DUI and super extreme DUI are even more substantial — as are those for a second or third arrest. Penalties resulting from an underage DUI conviction vary according to the age of the offender but become much more severe if it's discovered that a false ID was ever used to obtain alcohol. With so much at stake, you need an experienced Flagstaff DUI lawyer in your corner!
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Call Rosenstein Law Group at 480-248-7666 or contact us online to learn how we can help you. We offer a free initial consultation where you can get honest answers to your questions and discuss your legal options. We represent clients throughout Arizona from offices in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe and Gilbert.