Earlier this year, the Arizona State Legislature passed SB 1200. SB 1200 deals with Arizona DUI enforcement and consequences. One of the most talked about provisions of SB 1200 is the limiting of the mandatory ignition interlock device usage from one year (the current law) to six (6) months on 1st offense non-extreme DUIs in Arizona. This is good news because of the cost and stress often associated with the mandated use of ignition interlock devices, and the questionable science regarding their efficacy.Unfortunately, that provision of the bill will not go into effect until January 1, 2012, and the new rule regarding the ignition interlock device will only be applicable to people arrested for DUI in Arizona in the year 2012 and later.
Next to the mandatory jail time and the fines, probably the most significant consequence of a DUI conviction in Arizona is the requirement that you must equip your vehicle with an Ignition Interlock Device for a minimum of 12 months, regardless of the type of DUI conviction.