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Arizona woman arrested for felony DUI

Many drivers in Arizona have gotten behind the wheel with alcohol in their system at one time or another. Unfortunately, even if you are in full control of your vehicle, you could still face criminal charges if you are over the legal limit. If convicted, this could lead to serious penalties, especially if you are charged with a felony. The severity of the charges against you depends on a number of factors, including whether anyone was injured in the incident.

Be prepared for your DUI trial

In Arizona, the roads can often become very busy and it is no surprise that accidents are a common occurrence. No matter how careful you are, it only takes a slight mistake to precipitate a disastrous incident. If this happens, not only are you likely to be left injured and shaken, but you may also be faced with a criminal investigation. Officers will want to determine whether you were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and if you are suspected of drunk driving, you could face serious charges.

Are felony DUI laws the same everywhere?

In Arizona, a DUI conviction can turn your life upside-down. Whether it is considered a minor offense or a serious crime, the penalties can still have a significant impact on your future. You might lose your license, or have to fit an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. You could even be fined or sent to jail. To make things worse, if the charges are elevated to the level of felonies, the penalties could be even more severe.

Study names Arizona as strictest state for DUI penalties

As most people in Arizona know, being charged with drunk driving can be bad news. No matter how mild or severe the charges in question, you could still end up with a mark on your criminal record if convicted. Furthermore, you might be fined, sent to jail or face the suspension of your license. The severity of the penalties depend on a number of factors, including the nature of the offense and any previous convictions you might have.

What counts as driving in a DUI offense?

It is no secret that a DUI charge can have serious consequences in Arizona. Yet something that is not always as obvious is exactly what merits the charge of driving under the influence. Aside from the fact that intoxication part of DUI charges do not require a relation to alcohol intoxication, the driving element of a DUI incident does not always pertain to someone actually driving a car.

Arizona man pleads guilty to felony charge

Many drivers in Arizona experience an accident at some point in their lives, no matter how careful they are. The more experienced you become, the more your confidence grows and the better you know your limitations. However, this can come with its risks. Unfortunately, while you may feel confident behind the wheel, you could still be over the legal limit. Regardless of how capable you may still be, if you are involved in an accident, you could still be charged.

What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

If you are facing drunk driving charges in Arizona, you may wonder what will happen next. Will you be fined, lose your license or even be sentenced to time in prison? Of course, hopefully you will escape conviction altogether. However, it is important to be aware of the potential penalties you could face so you can prepare yourself and weigh up your options more effectively.

Harming someone could elevate your DUI charge

Being caught up in an accident in Arizona is often a traumatic experience for all involved. Aside from potential injuries and damage to your vehicle, you may also have the worry of being investigated for any potential responsibility for the crash. One thing that could count against you in this circumstance is the presence of alcohol in your system.

How does age affect DUI charges?

Driving with any alcohol in your system can be risky, as many drivers in Arizona already know. Even if you know you are not over the limit, everyone reacts to alcohol differently. If your driving appears to be impaired, this could result in you being investigated for drunk driving. Furthermore, if officers can smell alcohol on you, this could raise their suspicions even if you pass a Breathalyzer test.

Repeated DUIS could lead to felony charges

Driving drunk is already considered a very serious offense in Arizona, as is the case throughout the United States. However, in certain situations, charges may be elevated to the level of felonies, which can mean harsher penalties and longer sentences. It is even possible to receive felony charges for what might otherwise have been considered a misdemeanor, if the offense follows multiple others within a set period of time.

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