Home detention is now available in the Scottsdale City Court. This is welcome news for people charged with a DUI in Scottsdale. This allows a majority of the jail sentence to be served at home instead of in jail. However, Arizona law does require people to serve 20 percent of their sentence in jail before they are eligible to serve the remaining portion of their jail sentence in a home detention program.
The big number this year for DUI arrests in Arizona during St. Patrick's Day festivities -- a four-day period, according to law enforcement -- is 413. That number is up by 49, compared to last year. One thing that remains to be seen is the number of accused individuals who are actually convicted.
In our last post in this series, we discussed the minimum penalties for a conviction of a BAC Above .08 Charge in Arizona. Now, we will discuss the consequences for a conviction under A.R.S. Section 28-1382(A) - which is a charge for BAC Above .15 within two hours of driving. This charge is most commonly known as an Extreme DUI.
Our last posts in this series (post 1, post 2, post 3) detailed three of the five different first offense DUI statutes (or laws) that you can be charged with in Arizona. While those penalties can seem robust, the next two are by far the most severe.