If you are arrested for DUI within the jurisdiction of the Arrowhead Justice Court, you need a knowledgeable attorney on your side. The court process can be very confusing, and the ramifications can be lifechanging. Because a DUI can turn your life upside down, it is not wise to rely on the court to protect your rights.
The aggressive DUI attorneys at Rosenstein Law Group will provide a free consultation to explain the legal process to you. You can reach us 24 hours a day at 408-248-7666.
Regular DUIs occur when you operate a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.08%, or 0.04% if you are driving a commercial vehicle, or any percentage if you are under the age of 21.
The possible punishments for a first-offense DUI are at least 10 days in jail, a fine of at least $1,250, plus additional fees and surcharges, alcohol screening or treatment, community service, and you must equip your car with an ignition interlock device.
For a second or subsequent offense, you will face a minimum of 90 days in jail, a minimum fine of $3,000, additional fees and surcharges, and suspension of your driver’s license for a year. In addition, you will be required to complete alcohol screening or treatment, perform community service, and equip your car with an ignition interlock device.
This type of DUI occurs if you are arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a breath alcohol content (BAC) above 0.15%.
For a first-offense Extreme DUI, you will be jailed for at least 30 days and be fined at least $2,500 plus additional fees and surcharges. Also, you will be required to complete alcohol screening or treatment, perform community service, and equip your car with an ignition interlock device.
For second and subsequent offenses, there is a minimum jail sentence of at least 120 days, a fine of not less than $3,250, and the loss of your driver’s license for a year. Furthermore, you will be required to complete alcohol screening or treatment, perform community service, and equip your car with an ignition interlock device.
Aggravated DUIs occur in three instances:
You will receive a prison sentence of up to 2 years if convicted, your license will be suspended for a year, and you will be required to complete alcohol screening or treatment, perform community service, and equip your car with an ignition interlock device.
In addition, you can receive a DUI if you are under the influence of drugs, even if you are not impaired and a doctor prescribed them, including medical marijuana.
The Arrowhead (Peoria) Justice Court is located at 14264 West Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise, AZ. You can reach the Court Clerk by calling (602) 372-2000.
The Justice Court’s hours of operation are 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday. The court is closed for holidays.
The initial appearance will be your first appearance. The court will advise you of the charge and the maximum possible sentence.
An arraignment is where you plead guilty or not guilty. This is typically combined with the initial appearance. Between the initial appearance/arraignment, your attorney will work to ensure you are getting the most desirable outcome possible.
If your case is not settled prior to trial, the next step is a jury trial. The trial is where your attorney will argue your case in front of a judge, and you will be found either not guilty or guilty. If you are found guilty, the court will sentence you.
If you find yourself facing DUI charges out of Arrowhead Justice Court in Surprise, Arizona, make sure you speak with an experienced DUI defense attorney that can guide you through the process. The Rosenstein Law Group has both DUI and Criminal Law Specialists that will work with you on your case.
We are the only law firm in Northern and Central Arizona that has this distinction. You can be assured that you are getting the best defense possible in your DUI case at the Arrowhead Justice Court. Contact one of our aggressive board-certified DUI defense attorneys at 480-248-7666 or by clicking here.