I get this question a lot, especially right around the holidays when there seems to be more social gatherings and events happening around the Valley. If you are worried about getting a DUI, the answer is always to avoid it altogether by getting a ride with another driver who is not impaired. That is the safest and best bet for everyone involved.
If you are convicted of a DUI in Arizona, your sentence depends on many things like if this is your first offense and if your drunk driving caused an injury to yourself or another, or caused an accident. Typically, at minimum an Arizona DUI sentence will consist of a fine and jail time. In some courts you may also temporality lose your Arizona driver’s license and be required to enroll in a substance abuse program. Arizona DUI judges seem to be getting more creative in their sentencing too and may tailor sentences to fit the convicted individual’s personality or the severity of the DUI. You may be required to install a Breathalyzer device in your vehicle, which will prevent the vehicle from starting if it detects alcohol on your breath. This is done at your own expense. You may be sentenced to community service. Consulting with an Arizona DUI attorney would be very beneficial if you have specific circumstances in your DUI case. An Arizona DUI attorney should be able to look at the specifics and let you know what the possible sentences are if you are found guilty in court.
If you need to speak to an attorney about the issues related to a DUI arrest, consider a free DUI consultation with Arizona DUI attorney Charlie Naegle. Call 480-245-5550 to schedule your free anytime, anywhere consultation with Arizona DUI attorney Charlie Naegle or use the consultation request form below and someone from the firm will be in touch with you shortly to schedule the consult with Charlie. When you hire Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys, you work directly with Charlie Naegle.