Our Firm recently opened an office in Gilbert, Arizona, to better service clients residing in that area. I get a lot of questions about Gilbert DUI Law and what the consequences are for DUI offenders.
Here’s a breakdown.
First-time Gilbert DUI offenders face different penalties and sentencing based on things like blood alcohol levels and speed. In Gilbert, you could be sentenced to:
- 10 to 180 days in jail plus associated jail costs and fines
- $1,800 to $3,250 in fines
- 90-day license suspension
- Ignition interlock device on your car for a year to 18 months
- Community service
- Probation for up to 5 years
First-time offenders have more options to avoid extended jail times and higher fines. DUI attorneys are there to discuss what options you may be eligible for. As a DUI attorney, I appreciate when clients are open with me about what they are hoping to avoid, possible. You hire me when you want to work towards the best possible outcome for you and your case.
Having a Gilbert DUI attorney becomes even more important if you are a second or third time DUI offender because there are stiffer punishments. Second-time consequences include:
- 120 to 180 days in jail plus associated jail costs and fines
- Up to $4,000 in fines
- License revocation
If you are a third-time DUI offender in Gilbert, you received the DUI while driving with a suspended or restricted license, or if there was a child under 15-years-old in the car at the time you received the DUI, you will be charged with an aggravated DUI. An aggravated DUI is a felony. Consequences for this Gilbert DUI charge includes:
- Up to 4 months prison
- Up to $150,000 in fines
- Many of the same consequences listed above for first and second-time DUI offenders.
At this point it is extremely advisable that you consult with a Gilbert DUI attorney. A DUI attorney can look into the details of your case and see what options you have for possibly getting your charges dismissed or reduced.
If you are facing a DUI charge in Gilbert, schedule a free consult with Charlie Naegle, an Arizona criminal defense attorney, to discuss your matter and defense options for legal representation. There may be defenses you are not aware of that apply to your case. If your constitutional rights have been violated, and it is material to your charges, it can result in suppression of evidence, and lead to case dismissal.