Are you an out of state driver with an Arizona DUI charge? Contact our Peoria DUI defense lawyers who will help handle your case in Peoria for you. We offer a quick and easy remote intake process, with consultations available by phone or video. Rosenstein Law Group has handled thousands of DUI cases throughout Courts in Arizona.
Our DUI defense team will walk you through the potential consequences of your DUI charge in Arizona and what you should expect or watch for from your home state. In many instances, once you hire Rosenstein Law Group for legal representation, we can stand-in for you on your court date. This is permitting you to return to your home or plan for a more convenient court date on the occasion when you must be present in Court. Call (480) 248-7666 now, or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation to get our skilled team started working on your DUI case today.
It’s easy to understand why visitors would flock to Peoria, given its beautiful natural scenery, proximity to Phoenix, and abundance of tourist attractions. There are also numerous colleges in Arizona, attracting people from all over the country and the world. However, if you are an out-of-state visitor caught driving under the influence, you face the consequences under Arizona’s laws and your home state laws.
An out-of-state DUI is also called a “foreign DUI.” Arizona is well-known to have some of the harshest DUI laws and penalties in the country, so there is a very good chance that Arizona’s punishments will be more severe than those in your home state. However, you will likely be liable for Arizona’s consequences and those in your home state.
Arizona has a quirky way of penalizing out-of-state drivers accused of a DUI. Upon being accused of a DUI, the Arizona MVD will issue you an Arizona driver’s license so they can enforce penalties. First, if you are an out-of-state driver convicted for a standard DUI under Arizona law, it falls under the category of being a class 1 misdemeanor. This can involve fines up to $1,500 plus surcharges and spending at least one day in jail. You will also have to face additional fines, license suspension, and additional consequences in your home state. If you are an out-of-state visitor with prior driving convictions, Arizona will likely increase the severity of its penalties.
You will want to do everything you can to avoid having to comply with two sets of penalties and requirements.
Rosenstein Law Group has helped 100’s of out-of-state drivers who face a DUI in Arizona, whether you’re a transplant or just passing through. We can employ various defense strategies that can help you reduce the charges from a DUI, avoid jail time, and retain your driving charges. If you cannot avoid jail time, we can help you serve the time in your state of residence. It does not matter if you’re a native Arizonian or an out-of-towner; we’re here to help. You can fill out a contact form to get a free consultation or call us at any time of day or night at 480-248-7666.