If you were charged with drunk driving in Arizona but do not live here, you need to be aware of the full implications in your state of residence. A DUI conviction not only carries the possibility of (Arizona) jail time, but will also haunt you back home — your driver’s license, insurance rates, even your employment or job prospects are at risk.
The Rosenstein Law Group practices in all courts of Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties of Arizona. We have provided DUI defense to many people whose permanent residence is another state: tourists and “snowbirds,” students of Arizona State University, and military personnel stationed at Luke Air Force Base and other local bases.
Arrested on Drunk Driving Charges in Arizona? — Contact us today at (480) 248-7666 for a free initial consultation. We will walk you through the DUI laws of Arizona and the possible ramifications back in your home state. When possible, we can stand in for you in court proceedings. We can often arrange earlier (or later) arraignment if you need to leave Arizona.
We handle all levels of drunk driving including DUI defense for out-of-state clients, and do the homework to find out what repercussions your case may have beyond Arizona.
In Arizona, a conviction for per se DUI (.08 BAC) or “impairment to the slightest degree” is a Class 1 misdemeanor. To an employer or other entity performing a background check, you would be lumped into the same category as assault and battery, burglary, forgery or fraud convictions.
Your DUI arrest records and conviction will be transparent to law enforcement in your state, as well as your state’s department of motor vehicles and your auto insurer. An Arizona conviction will usually count toward any license suspension points system or habitual offender tracking in your state.
If you are sentenced to serve a jail term, we work with the court to arrange to serve that time in your state.
Criminal defense trial lawyer Craig Rosenstein uses proven defense strategies to challenge DUI arrests in Scottsdale, Phoenix and elsewhere in Arizona. If you live out of state, our goal is to help you avoid jail and other consequences of Arizona drunk driving charges.