Posted on June 17, 2020 in Drunk Driving Charges
Arizona is known across the country as one of the toughest states on drunk driving. Penalties for a DUI conviction include mandatory jail time, heavy fines, required alcohol screening/education/treatment, automatic driver’s license suspension and mandatory installation at your expense of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
The costs of those penalties in both personal and financial terms are heavy, but those costs are not the only ones to pay after an Arizona DUI arrest and conviction. There are hidden costs as well, including the following:
There can be other hidden costs as well, including diminished educational opportunities and complications in personal relationships with family and friends.
Fortunately, a drunk driving arrest is not automatically a DUI conviction. Defendants have rights and legaloptions that can minimize or even eliminate penalties.