The offense of driving under the influence (DUI) is punishable under Arizona law by several different kinds of penalties. Those penalties can fall within different categories of criminal offenses from misdemeanors to felonies.
If the charge is a first offense, for example, and falls within a certain blood alcohol content range, it will likely be charged as a misdemeanor. There may be jail time. Fines may be associated with the conviction. Counseling can also be required.
From there, the consequences of more serious DUI offenses also get more serious. Fines get higher. You can lose your driver’s license for a year or even longer. There can be more jail time. An ignition interlock device may be required for your vehicle. And depending on the offense, there may be a felony conviction as well.
If you are curious, you can read the complete list of offenses and penalties online. But let’s face it, reading a list on a screen may not necessarily feel “real.” You may think, oh, that will never happen to me, so what do I want to know, or even need to know about DUI penalties in Arizona? But the fact is, at some time or another you might find yourself facing a DUI charge. You may feel you have no options, nowhere to look for help, and no idea of how your situation will turn out.
If you are charged with a DUI in Arizona, talk with an experienced DUI defense attorney at Zachary Law Group. We offer a FREE 30-minute case evaluation. We will listen, answer questions, and work with you to find out all we can about your situation. “Experience our approach to finding workable solutions to your legal issues. Instead of waiting or worrying, simply give us a call today. The sooner you do, the sooner we can “Zach-It!” by putting the power of the law on your side. Call us today at 1-855-Zach-law.