Arizona is home to more than beautiful scenery and heat, it’s also home to some of the most intense DUI laws in the country. Being charged with a DUI while having a passenger aged 15 or younger only increases the severity of your situation, increasing the misdemeanor charge to a felony charge. You could also be up against possible child abuse or endangerment charges.
At Rosenstein Law Group, we understand the stress you’re under while you face DUI charges. The DUI laws here are designed to be strict, and they only aid the prosecution in their case against you. For these reasons, you need a knowledgeable and seasoned lawyer to defend you and help you receive favorable outcome for your case.
DUI penalties in Arizona are extreme even in their most “basic” state, however, the charges are much more serious if you have a child in the car at the time of your arrest. It can have longstanding impacts on both your freedom and your reputation among friends, family, and coworkers. It is considered “vehicular child abuse” if you receive a DUI with a passenger aged 15 or younger in the vehicle.
Child endangerment is the difference between a misdemeanor and a Class 6 Felony in the state of Arizona. That’s just if your BAC was between .08 and .15; it only gets worse if the BAC is higher.
Possible penalties for DUI and child endangerment include:
The consequences are tied directly to your BAC, so, strong and aggressive DUI defense is critical to the success of your case. Time is often not on your side in these cases, so acting as quickly as possible is the best first step to take. Our DUI lawyers can begin to evaluate your case and prepare to defend you in court to reduce or even dismiss your case when you call on us.
Our highly experienced DUI attorneys are trained specifically under Arizona DUI laws and have the knowledge and aggression to fight for your particular case. Call today or fill out a free case evaluation to get started working with our seasoned team!