DUI Stop Information in Arizona

DUI Stop Information in Arizona

If you are stopped by a law enforcement officer who believes that you may be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may be worried about what happens next. Of course, if you are found to be driving under the influence, the penalties you face are significant and an impact you for years down the road. There are a number of financial and legal penalties that you may be subject to in the event of a conviction.

During the DUI Stop

It is important to be aware of what you need to do if you are stopped for a DUI in Arizona. First, be sure that you call an attorney as soon as possible. Although you may be frustrated with the situation, it is important that you act in a polite and courteous manner because if you fail to do so, it could only make the situation worse. The law enforcement officer will request your name, address, driver’s license, registration, and proof of automobile insurance. The officer may ask you other questions after this, but it may be in your best interest to exercise your right to remain silent. Our firm believes that you should refuse to take any field sobriety tests. However, if you do submit to a blood, breath, or urine test, you may want to ask for your immediate release to obtain an independent test.

What are the consequences of a DUI?

As mentioned, the penalties of being convicted of a DUI are significant. For a first offense DUI, you may face the following consequences:

  • A minimum of 10 consecutive days in jail
  • Fine of at least $1,250
  • License suspension for 90 days
  • Alcohol screening/education/treatment
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device

Of course, if you already have a DUI conviction on your criminal record, the penalties are more serious. The penalties of a second or subsequent DUI, some of the penalties include the following:

  • Jail time for at least 90 days
  • Fine of at least $3,000
  • License revocation for 12 months
  • Alcohol screening, education, and treatment
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Community service requirements

If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced attorney. Contact our firm today to discuss your situation.

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. If you need strong legal representation, contact our firm today. 

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