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Apache Junction Justice Court DUI Penalties
All DUI Convictions from the Apache Junction Justice Court lead to harsh penalties. The specific penalties, however, depend on the reported Blood Alcohol Concentration in your case, or BAC.
There are some penalties that all DUIs share, however. All are Class 1 Misdemeanors. All have a maximum jail term of 6 months. All have a maximum fine of $2,500. You may be placed on up to 5 years of probation. All convictions for any DUI will lead to a loss of driving privileges for some length of time and to 8 points being assessed against your record. Any DUI conviction will lead to the MVD requiring you to install an ignition interlock device for some time – the length of time varying by the type of DUI.
If the BAC is 0.08 – 0.149, or the State alleges that you were impaired to the slightest degree regardless of BAC, then it is a Regular DUI. The mandatory minimum punishment for a Regular DUI is 10-180 days in jail, $250 fine plus surcharges, $1,000 or so in assessments, and alcohol screening and treatment classes.
A prior DUI conviction in the last 84 months raises the minimum penalty to 90-180 days in jail, $500 fine plus surcharges, approximately $2,500 in assessments, alcohol screening and treatment classes, and at least 30 hours of community service.
If the BAC is between 0.15 and 0.199, then it is an Extreme DUI. The mandatory minimum penalty is 30-180 days, $250 fine plus surcharges, approximately $2,000 in assessments, $250 to the DUI abatement fund, and alcohol screening and treatment classes.
The mandatory minimum sentence increases if you have a prior DUI conviction within 84 months to 120-180 days in jail, $500 fine plus surcharges, about $2,500 in assessments, $250 paid to the DUI abatement fund, alcohol assessment and treatment classes, and a minimum of 30 hours of community service.
Super Extreme DUI
A reported BAC of 0.20 or higher is a Super Extreme DUI. The mandatory minimum sentence the judge must impose upon conviction is 45-180 days in jail, $500 fine plus surcharges, $250 to the DUI abatement fund, approximately $2,000 in assessments and fees, and alcohol screening and treatment.
A prior DUI conviction within the last 84 months increases the mandatory minimum punishment to 180 days in jail, a $1,000 fine plus surcharges, $250 to the DUI abatement fund, approximately $2,500 in assessments and fees, mandatory alcohol screening and treatment classes, and a minimum of 30 hours of community service.
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You should not have to face the consequences of a DUI alone. Apart from the extremely harsh consequences above, DUIs carry with them social stigma, a permanent conviction on your record, higher insurance rates, and difficulty getting work, loans, licenses, and security clearances. Contact the DUI attorneys at the Rosenstein Law Group today for a free consultation to find out how to minimize the consequences from your Apache Junction Justice Court DUI case today. Call 480-935-6729 or contact us online.
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