If so, you probably have a lot of questions, such as:
- Will I be sentenced to jail time?
- Will I have to pay fines?
- Am I going to lose my driver's license?
- Will an ignition interlock device be installed in my car?
- What defenses are available?
The Phoenix DUI lawyers at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten understand that you are confused and frightened about your future. We are more than happy to answer your questions. Simply give us a call at 602-258-1000 or toll free at 1-888-9AZLAWCOM (888-929-5292). Or order free booklet: DUI's in Arizona: What You Must Know
The penalties are harsh for an Arizona DUI offense.
Arizona's drunk driving laws are more punitive and harsher than most other states. For instance, in Arizona, jail time is mandatory. Only a couple of drinks can lead to major consequences.
Most people don't realize that jail time is required for just one DUI offense. A first-time misdemeanor DUI conviction will land you in jail for a minimum of ten days, and it doesn't end there. Below are some of the penalties for a first DUI offense in Arizona:
- Jail time
- Minimum fines and fees over $1,250
- License suspension for 90 days
- May be placed on probation for up to five years
- Installation of an Ignition Interlock device for at least one year
It only gets worse when you have multiple DUI convictions. For example, a second misdemeanor DUI offense will result in up to 90 days in jail and fines and fees over $3,000. If your blood alcohol is over .15, the jail time and fines are increased even more. Your license also will be suspended for an entire year. In addition, a second DUI could be a felony if the same is received while your license is suspended for the first DUI.
Don't leave your DUI case up to chance. You have too much to lose.
Contact an experienced Phoenix DUI attorney at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC to find out what defenses are available. We provide aggressive representation to clients throughout the valley. Contact us today at 602-258-1000 or toll free at 1-888-9AZLAWCOM (888-929-5292) for advice regarding your case.