When most people hear the phrase, “DUI,” they think of someone operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. That being said, while this is frequently the case, it is not always the case, and if you are someone who has received a DUI for driving while under the influence of drugs, you are most likely now facing a wide array of potential penalties. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Arizona DUI attorney to learn more about drug DUIs and how our firm can assist you.
What are the penalties for a first offense drug DUI in AZ?
If this is your first drug DUI in Arizona, you face a wide array of potential penalties. Those penalties are as follows:
- Up to 10 days of incarceration
- You may receive a 1-year license suspension
- Mandatory Drug Screening and Counseling
- You will have to pay a $500 Department of Public Safety Fee, a $250 fine, and a $500 Prison Construction Fee, as well as additional surcharges.
Will I go to jail for a second drug DUI in Arizona?
If you are currently being charged with a second drug DUI in Arizona, you are looking at an even harsher punishment, as Arizona courts do not take kindly to repeat offenders. You will most likely face the following consequences:
- A 1-year license revocation
- Up to 90 days in jail
- You will have to pay a $1,250 Department of Public Safety Fee, a $1,250 Prison Construction Fee, and a $500 fine, as well as additional surcharges.
- You will have to attend up to 30 hours of community service
Can I hire an attorney to fight a drug DUI in AZ?
Yes. Our firm has helped countless individuals fight drug DUIs through the years, and we know we have what it takes to do the same for you. While the circumstances of your arrest will largely affect the defense strategy we will use for you, some of the most common defenses against drug DUIs are as follows:
- Law enforcement failed to properly administer a field sobriety test before arresting you.
- Law enforcement did not administer a field sobriety test at all.
- There was no reasonable suspicion to search your vehicle.
- The officer did not have probable cause for your arrest.
- Your constitution rights were violated by the arresting officer.
- You were charged with a drug DUI while you were not driving, or you were not in control of your vehicle at the time.
Contact our experienced Arizona firm
The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. Those injured due to another party’s negligence should never have to suffer alone. If you need strong legal representation, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.