What You Should Know About Memorial Day DUIs in Arizona

What You Should Know About Memorial Day DUIs in Arizona

Memorial Day is a day to celebrate. Many people from all over the state will visit their friends and families this year. Of course, many people celebrate the holiday by having a drink. Unfortunately, some people make the mistake of getting behind the wheel of a car afterward and receive a DUI. If you receive a DUI, you must read on and reach out to our experienced Arizona DUI defense attorney to learn more about how our firm can fight for you. Here are some of the questions you may have about DUIs in Arizona:

What happens if I receive a DUI in Arizona?

DUIs are incredibly serious offenses, and upon conviction, you will obtain a criminal record that may affect you for years to come. That is why, in part, it is so critical you retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows how to fight these charges to have them mitigated, or, in certain cases, dropped altogether. The consequences you may face for a first-offense DUI in Arizona are as follows:

  • Up to 180 days of jail time
  • Up to 5 years of probation
  • Up to a 1-year license suspension
  • More than one year of the installation and use of the Ignition Interlock Device
  • Potential Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • A $2500 fine, plus additional surcharges
  • A $500 Prison Construction Fee
  • A $500 Department of Public Safety Fee

What happens if I get a second DUI in Arizona?

Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, you may face very serious charges. For example, if you were arrested and your BAC was above .150% and .199%, you will receive escalated charges. For a second, third, or subsequent offense, you risk spending time in jail, losing your license for quite some time, and more. The penalties for a second DUI in the state of Arizona are as follows:

  • Up to 180 days of jail time
  • 30 hours of community service
  • A fine of $2500, plus surcharges
  • A $1250 Prison Construction Fee
  • A $1250 Department of Public Safety Fee
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • Up to 5 years of probation
  • Up to 1 year of revoked driving privileges
  • More than 1 year of the use and installation of the Ignition Interlock Device

If you have any additional questions about your DUI case, please do not hesitate to give our knowledgeable Arizona DUI defense attorney a call today. Our firm is here to help you through every step of the legal process ahead.

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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.

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