Have you been found guilty of driving under the influence? Navigating through the DUI process can be extremely confusing, overwhelming, and stressful. You will survive the DUI process, however here are a few tips to help you through. Make sure that the courts and the Motor Vehicle Division have your correct address. When you receive a DUI you receive consequences from two separate entities, the courts, and the Motor Vehicle Division. Keep a folder with all of your documentation together. You will need your various letters and court documentations throughout the DUI process.

Self-Surrendering

You may be required to spend some time in jail. The link below has some great information on what is acceptable items to take with you to jail and what to expect when self-surrendering.

Self-Surrender: A person who is not in custody and is ordered by the court to deliver himself or herself to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for confinement to serve a sentence as ordered by the court.

License Reinstatement

Typically when someone receives a first time DUI they lose their drivers license for 90 days. The first 30 days you will not be able to drive at all after that you may be eligible to receive a restricted permit where you can travel to and from work, school or DUI related classes. You will have to reinstate your driver’s license after the suspension time is finished.

Counseling Agencies

You will probably be required to complete an alcohol and substance abuse screening. Most people who receive a DUI have to attend a minimum of 16 hours of alcohol/substance abuse education and it’s dependent on your blood alcohol level and the evaluation completed by the counselor. This link will take you to the list of certified counseling agencies in the state of Arizona.
Screening: is a face-to-face interview that lasts between 30 minutes and three hours and is conducted by a behavioral health professional or behavioral health technician. The behavioral health professional or technician must administer at least one standardized test for measuring alcohol dependency or substance abuse.

Interlock Device

You will also have to get an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle. The time you are required to have the ignition interlock is dependent on the level of DUI you were found guilty. If you do not receive high fails or have any problem with your ignition interlock you may qualify to have it removed early. This link will take you to Arizonainterlock.com here you will find a valuable coupon that will get you free installation and 35% off your first month’s interlock service.

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Traffic survival school is going to be another requirement that you will have to fulfill when you receive a DUI. You are required to attend traffic school anytime you receive between eight and 12 points on your driver’s license. A DUI is an eight point violation. Traffic survival school is an eight-hour class that’s mandated you take in person. The link below will take you to All Valleywide Traffic Survival School and here you can find more information. We would love to have you in one of our courses.

Hopefully, this information helps you better understand the DUI process. This DUI will be behind you soon. Fill out the below information and we will mail you a DUI folder that will include DUI information and valuable coupons.