Arizona DUI Consequences

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Arizona, the experienced DUI defense attorneys at Rosenstein Law Group are available to discuss your case anytime – including after-hours and weekends! Call us at (480) 248-7666.

If you have been charged with a DUI anywhere in Arizona, it is essential to know that there are mandatory Arizona DUI penalties for DUI convictions. Our attorneys are here to help. Rosenstein Law Group represents DUI clients throughout Arizona, including Phoenix and the surrounding cities.

Arizona DUI Conviction Consequences

The first question many people ask after being charged with DUI is, “What are the consequences of a DUI conviction?” A DUI in Arizona can lead to serious, lasting consequences, including time in jail, probation, fines and fees, alcohol treatment classes, driver’s license suspension, an ignition interlock device on your car, and higher insurance rates. Additionally, a DUI conviction in Arizona creates a permanent criminal conviction on your record. A conviction may lead to issues obtaining employment, housing, professional licenses, and a fingerprint clearance card.

Types of Arizona DUI Charges and Penalties

The first thing to know is what type of DUI you are facing. In Arizona you can be charged with:

A person can be arrested for DUI for driving with either drugs or alcohol in their system. For misdemeanor alcohol related DUIs, a person’s BAC will determine the level of DUI that they are charged with. Below we will explore the penalties for the most common types of DUI offenses in Arizona. The offenses listed below are all misdemeanor crimes. For information on felony DUIs in Arizona, visit our “Felony DUI (Aggravated DUI)” page here.

Regular Arizona DUI Penalties

In Arizona, a “regular DUI” occurs if someone is driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle while impaired by alcohol to the slightest degree. Or if they have a BAC at or above .08 but below .15. The penalties for a regular DUI include:

  • 10 to 180 days of jail
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Up to 5 years of probation
  • Substantial fines and fees
  • Ignition interlock device requirement
  • Alcohol treatment classes
  • Permanent criminal record
  • Increased insurance rates
  • 8 points on your motor vehicle record
  • Traffic Survival School

Arizona Drug DUI Penalties

A person can be charged with a drug DUI in Arizona if they are driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle. At the same time, they have any drug or its metabolite in their system. A person can also be charged with a drug DUI if impaired to the slightest degree by any drug or its metabolite. This includes prescription drugs. The penalties for a drug DUI include:

  • 10 to 180 days of jail
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Up to 5 years of probation
  • Substantial fines and fees
  • Substance abuse treatment classes
  • Permanent criminal record
  • Increased insurance rates
  • 8 points on your motor vehicle record
  • Traffic Survival School

Arizona Extreme DUI Penalties

A person will be charged with an extreme DUI out of Arizona if they are driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle with a BAC at or above .15 but below .20. The penalties for an extreme DUI include:

  • 30 to 180 days in jail
  • Up to 5 years of probation
  • Substantial fines and fees
  • 90-day driver’s license suspension
  • 12-month ignition interlock device requirement
  • Alcohol treatment classes
  • 8 points on your driving record
  • Traffic Survival School
  • Community Service/Restitution

Arizona Super Extreme DUI Penalties

Super extreme DUI charges are filed if a person is driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle with a BAC at or above .20. The penalties for a super extreme DUI include:

  • 45 to 180 days in jail
  • Up to 5 years of probation
  • Substantial fines and fees
  • 90-day driver’s license suspension
  • 18-month ignition interlock device requirement
  • Alcohol treatment classes
  • 8 points on your driving record
  • Traffic Survival School
  • Community Service/Restitution

Avoid Harsh Penalties – Speak with a Smart and Aggressive Arizona DUI Attorney Today

We understand that a DUI arrest is very stressful. The potential consequences of a DUI arrest only add to that stress. The important thing to know is that a DUI arrest does not have to lead to a conviction. Having an experienced and aggressive DUI attorney can lead to a favorable outcome, including reduced or even dismissed charges. We may also negotiate alternatives to extended periods of jail time, like home detention or work release.

Contact Us Today for Immediate Help with An Arizona DUI

The attorneys at the Rosenstein Law Group are prepared to take on any DUI case. If you are facing DUI charges anywhere in Arizona, contact the Rosenstein Law Group at 480-248-7666 or online to set up a free consultation to find out how we can help you.

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