Do You Know Your Rights?
Arizona law makes it illegal to drive or be in physical control of a motor vehicle while impaired to the slightest degree by alcohol. It is also illegal to drive or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle when there is any amount of illegal drugs in the body or when under the influence of controlled substances, even if that substance is prescribed to you. The penalties for violating the DUI laws are very serious and include loss of your driver’s license for a period of time, mandatory jail time, stiff fines, probation, mandatory alcohol screening and treatment if necessary, and attendance at the MAD Victim Impact Panel. As a collateral consequence, a person who has been convicted of drunk driving will have much higher insurance rates and, if you are convicted of extreme DUI, you will be required to install and use an ignition interlock device in your vehicle for a period of one year. The cost of this device is approximately $1,500.00.
Charges for DUI in Arizona:
Super Extreme DUI
Did you know Arizona has the toughest drunk driving laws in the land?
Depending on the extent of impairment, and whether this is a first, second or third conviction, the penalties for drunk driving are progressively stiffer. If you are charged with drunk driving and you have a child under the age of 15 in your vehicle, even if this is a first DUI, it will be treated as a felony. Because the penalties for a drunk driving conviction are so severe, it is important to have an attorney who is experienced in this area and who is able to evaluate your case effectively and guide you on the best course for resolving it. The drunk driving law in the State of Arizona is constantly changing, and it is important to know that your attorney is keeping up on the changes in the law and knows how best to advocate for you. I have handled hundreds of drunk driving casesin my career as an attorney. I will be able to communicate effectively with you as to the issues in your case and how to best resolve it.