Arizona DUI Punishments

by tsinaz2, April 27, 2017

Facing a charge of a DUI-related offense in Arizona is a serious legal problem, regardless of the circumstances. The public has pressured the legislature for years both in Arizona and around the United States to pass tougher punishments for DUI convictions, and the legislature has heeded that call.

Below is a look at the potential punishments for convictions of DUI charges in Arizona, and these represent the maximum penalties allowed by law. Rather than face these maximum punishments, you should contact a DUI defense lawyer in order to fight the case and possibly reduce your exposure.

DUI Punishments in Arizona

Below are the maximum punishments attached to the different DUI charges in Arizona:

First-time DUI – 180 days in jail, $ 1,800 fine plus jail costs, license suspension for 90 days and 12 months of an interlock ignition device.
Second-time DUI – 180 days in jail, $ 3,000 fine plus jail costs, license suspension for 90 days and 12 months of a breath alcohol locking unit on your car.
First-time Extreme DUI – If you are convicted of DUI with a BAC of .15 or above, you’ll face a maximum of 180 days in jail, a $ 3,000 fine plus jail costs, a 90-day license suspension and 12 months of an interlock ignition device.
Second-time Extreme DUI – 180 days in jail, $ 3,750 fine plus jail costs, a one-year revocation of your driver’s license and 12 months of an interlock ignition device.
First-time Super Extreme DUI – If you are convicted of a DUI with a BAC of .20 or above, you’ll face 180 days in jail, $ 3,250 fine plus jail costs, a 90-day revocation of your driver’s license and 18 months of an interlock ignition device.
Second-time Super Extreme DUI – Mandatory 180 days in jail, $ 4,000 fine plus jail costs, a one-year driver’s license revocation and 24 months of an interlock ignition device.
Class 4 Felony Aggravated DUI – This charge arises if it constitutes your third DUI within seven years or a DUI with a suspended or revoked license. You will face a minimum of 4 months in prison, more than $ 150,000 in fines plus costs, a three-year driver’s license revocation and an interlock ignition device.
Class 6 Felony Aggravated DUI – This charge arises when you are arrested for DUI with a child under 15 years of age in the vehicle. You will face the minimum sentences for the DUI charges above and could lose your vehicle. You could also face more than $ 150,000 in fines plus costs, a three-year driver’s license revocation and an interlock ignition device.

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