Posted on March 21, 2019 in Uncategorized
Arizona drivers may feel like the police are harsh when it comes to a first-time driving under the influence (DUI) offense. Those feelings are valid.
WalletHub compared DUI penalties across the country, and based on their methodology, Arizona has the strictest DUI laws in the United States.
Arizona earned this ranking based on several pieces of data. They include:
While Arizona is still not as harsh as Utah when it comes to the minimum BAC limit for a DUI, its penalties are especially strict, even for a first-time mistake. It is also worth noting that in Arizona, unlike some other states, minimum sentences can be reduced or waivedwith an agreement to perform community service or receive alcohol treatment and/or education.
For this reason, having an aggressive defense can be the difference between a reasonable punishment and uniquely extreme penalties.