Arizona is one of the harshest states when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2007, Arizona became the first state to require first-time DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle for a year. First-time offenders also face extensive fines, community service, possible jail time and a potential suspended license.
In Arizona, it is illegal to drive with an alcohol concentration level of 0.08 or more within a two-hour period of driving or having physical control of a vehicle. If a certain drug is found in your body when you are pulled over, you will be charged with a DWI. For drivers of commercial vehicles with a commercial drivers license, the laws are even harsher. Commercial drivers will be charged with a DUI if their alcohol concentration level is 0.04 or more.
If you are found driving with an alcohol concentration level of 0.15 or higher, you will be charged with an extreme DUI.
DUI/DWI Consequences in Arizona May Include:
- alcohol assessment and treatment
- community service
- criminal record
- fines and forfeitures
- increased insurance rates
- vehicle immobilization or forfeiture
- job loss
- mandatory jail or prison sentence
- suspension or loss of driver’s license
You may be scared and stressed about the uncertainty of your future if you have been charged with a DUI/DWI. Trust Van Norman Law to stand by your side to defend your rights. During a time like this it is critical for you to have a legal team standing behind you. We will ensure that your rights were not violated, address every defense possible and, if convicted, work to get you the minimal consequence possible. If you choose to have a trial by jury we can help you obtain that.
Van Norman law has handled hundreds of DUI cases over the past two decades. Having the opportunity to work with DUI clients, we understand the fear and stress that you may be facing. Do not leave your future up to chance. You deserve to have a knowledgeable and experienced attorney defend you and help. If you’re Phoenix based, learn more about our Phoenix DUI lawyer, Tempe DUI lawyer, and Scottsdale DUI lawyer services today.